Through Hispanic Eyes

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Through Hispanic Eyes gathers non-Latinx university staff, faculty, and administrators from sponsoring schools for a three day workshop where they gain cultural competency around Latinx realities in higher education and critically examine how their institutions can better support the flourishing of Latinx students, faculty, administrators, and staff.

For nearly two decades Through Hispanic Eyes has served non-Latinx higher education professionals with practical skills to address cultural diversity at an interpersonal and systemic level at their institutions. Taught each year by leading Latinx administrators and faculty members who draw on their years of experience, Through Hispanic Eyes participants are pushed to take a critical look at how and if their institution is serving the Latinx community. Year after year, participants in this three day workshop report feeling equipped to bring tangible change to their institutions.

Even before current conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion, Through Hispanic Eyes met the need of institutional leaders who sought resources and strategies for better engaging an ever changing population within their schools. Since its inception, Through Hispanic Eyes has partnered with sponsoring schools to help create institutions that welcome, retain, and mentor Latinx students, faculty, administrators, and staff with the vision of transforming theological and higher education.

Through Hispanic Eyes 2022

Location

Where: Duke Divinity School and Online

Dates:

  • First Session: June 26 (3:00pm, EST) – June 29 (12:00pm, EST), 2022
  • Second and Third Session: TBD [virtual]

Through Hispanic Eyes is getting completely revamped! All workshop participants will be part of a year-long cohort that begins, in person, at Duke Divinity School. Over three days, cohort participants will engage in complex conversations about cultural competency while constructing an individualized project that can tangibly improve conditions for Latinx students and colleagues at their institutions. After the in-person component, THE Cohort members will return to their institutions to begin implementing this project before reporting back to, and seeking feedback from, their cohort mates in two subsequent online gatherings.

This newly re-designed THE will be led by Dr. Teresa Delgado and Dr. Efraín Agosto. Both of these individuals bring years of experience in higher and theological education in addition to depth and expertise as scholars whose work has focused on issues of diversity and power.

Dr. Delgado joins Through Hispanic Eyes after years of experience as a leader in Wabash, the Forum for Theological Exploration, and the Hispanic Theological Initiative where she has facilitated communal spaces that can have difficult conversations about complex topics. She currently serves as Chair of the Religious Studies Department at Iona College where she is also Professor of Religion and Ethics and the Program Director for Peace and Justice Studies.

Dr. Agosto is known for his ability to listen actively and create spaces of support and learning. He has also been an active leader in various institutions of theological education including the Society for Biblical Literature. After several years as Dean at Hartford Theological Seminary and New York Theological Seminary, Dr. Agosto has returned to the classroom as the Croghan Bicentennial Professor in Biblical and Early Christian Studies at Williams College.

Eligibility: To participate in Through Hispanic Eyes you must be a non-Latinx faculty member, staff member, or administrator from one of HSP’s sponsoring schools. All those interested must be able to commit to all three sessions and must apply through the HSP website. If accepted, participants must pay all associated fees for the program by the stated deadline. Space is limited.

Fees: Thanks to the funding of our Sponsoring schools, this year long experience is heavily subsidized. The fee to participate in this year-long cohort is only $750 per participant. Payment of this fee is due after acceptance into the program.

Applications are due February 15, 2022. Apply Below.

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