Jacqueline Michele Hidalgo
Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies and Religion, Williams College
Dr. Jacqueline M. Hidalgo (2007-2008 HTI Dissertation Scholar and Current Steering Committee Member), Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies and Religion, spoke about “Scriptures, the Utopian, and El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán in the Chicano Student Movement” at the first Discernment and Radical Engagement Forum sponsored by the Council for World Mission in early June 2017. She discussed how one can understand Chicano Student Movement rhetorics and practices as a “religious” responses to the histories and legacies of European and Euro-North American imperial Christian domination. The forum itself brought together 70 scholars and religious practitioners from 35 countries in order to investigate the complex interconnections between religion and empire.