Wednesday, 03 November, 2021
This event is part of an ongoing conversation around immigration, migration, and refuge sponsored by Lived Religion in the Digital Age and the Religion and Complex Social Issues series in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. In this talk, Prof. Vargas explores life and death at the Mexico-U.S. borderlands through the material objects that migrants bring on their journeys.
***Please note: Prof. Vargas will be speaking IN PERSON from the Aronson Gallery of the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. This webinar will be conducted concurrently and Prof. Vargas will be able to address questions from remote participants.***
The Religion and Complex Social Issues series began in fall 2017 to provide informative, thoughtful, discussion-oriented opportunities for students, faculty, and various other communities of Saint Louis University to engage topics of enormous consequence through the frameworks of theology and religion.
Racism, sexuality, incarceration, politics, law, immigration, media, art, violence--all of these and more are part of the histories and experiences of religion. This fora creates space to explore such intersections through the lenses of academic rigor and the Jesuit mission of Saint Louis University.
We also encourage anyone in St. Louis to visit current exhibits at the Saint Louis University Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, both of which are drawn from photographer Tom Kiefer's collection of migrants' objects confiscated by US Border Protection.
We invite all members of the Saint Louis University--as well as our neighbors and, when possible, those far beyond--to join these conversations in an effort to create more understandings of the many ways that religion and theology continue to shape what it means to be human, together.
This event is cosponsored by Lived Religion in the Digital Age, with the generous support of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Henry Luce Foundation.