Public lecture by Jalane Schmidt: "Our Lady of the Slaves: Marian Devotion in Cuba, Race, and Revolution"

03/13/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Swift Hall, Common Room

A public lecture on the representation and veneration of the Virgin Mary in Cuba.

Prof. Jalane Schmidt has has been engaged in field research in Cuba for the past 20 years. For her public lecture, she will discuss some of the fruits of that research: namely, popular devotion to Cuba's patron saint, Mary, the Virgin of Charity. Prof. Schmidt's talk will explore the ways in which this spectacular figure is represented and venerated, focusing particularly on the development of its veneration by Cubans of various racial and religious identities throughout its long history upon the island.

cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture [CSRPC]; Global Christianity; UchicagoGRAD; the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality [CSGS]; and the Chicago Center for Teaching [CCT]

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