The Hispanic House of Studies at Duke Divinity School will sponsor a conversation with the Rev. Dr. Chao Romero speaking on his latest book, Brown Church, highlighting the history of the Latinx church and its pertinence to the present times. The event, titled “The Brown Church,” is part of the 2021 Sumérgete Webinar Series featuring webinars on a variety of topics for laity, pastors, and other interested persons on theological topics related to the Latinx community.
Romero is “Asian-Latino” and has been a professor of Chicana/o Studies and Asian American Studies at UCLA since 2005. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in Latin American History and his Juris Doctor from U.C. Berkeley, and is also an attorney. Romero has published 15 academic books and articles on issues of race, immigration, history, education, and religion, and received the Latina/o Studies book award from the international Latin American Studies Association. He is an ordained pastor. Together with his wife Erica, he is the co-founder of Jesus 4 Revolutionaries, a Christian ministry to activists, as well as the co-chair of the Matthew 25 Movement in Southern California.