Loyola University Chicago is sponsoring a major conference titled Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference: The Mexicans. The conference will be held on Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th at the University's Lakeshore Campus in Rogers Park. The national conference will highlight the numerous waves of Mexican Catholic immigrants who have settled throughout Chicagoland during the last century. During these past one hundred years of Mexican and Mexican-American presence many institutions of the Catholic Church have helped this diverse transnational ethnic community assimilate and intermix into the larger multicultural Chicago urban landscape. This conference is the second of a series of conferences on Catholic ethnics in Chicago. UNAM-Chicago and The Mexican Consulate in Chicago are collaborating in this event.

Schedule
2014
Friday, November 7th
9:00 AM

Opening Session and Welcome

Dr. Mark Bosco, SJ, Loyola University Chicago
Dr. John Pelissero, Loyola University Chicago
Dr. Thomas J. Regan S.J., Loyola University Chicago
Mr. Bernardo Mendez-Lugo, Consulate General of Mexico

Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Plenary Session: Luis Alberto Urrea

Mr. Luis Alberto Urrea
Dr. Hector García, Loyola University Chicago

Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Break

Lake Shore Campus, Loyola University Chicago

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Session A: Early Mexican Presence in Chicago and the Midwest

Dr. Anne M. Martinez, University of Groningen
Dr. Deborah Kanter, Albion College
Dr. Gabriela F. Arredondo, UC-Santa Cruz
Dr. Myrna García, University of Indiana-Bloomington
Dr. Dina Berger, Loyola University Chicago

Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM

Lunch

Lake Shore Campus

Damen Student Center

12:30 PM

2:30 PM

Session B: Chicago Mexican Parishes

Mr. Malachy McCarthy, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
Rev. Donald J. Nevins, St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Rev. Charles Dahm, Saint Pius (Pilsen)
Rev. John R. Manz, Archdiocese of Chicago

Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge

2:30 PM - 3:35 PM

3:35 PM

Break

Lake Shore Campus

3:35 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Plenary Session: Faith, Hope and Democracy: Lessons Learned from Chicago Latino Immigration Activists

María Hinojosa, NPR's Latino USA
Dr. Hector Garcia, Loyola University Chicago
Jacqueline Long, Loyola University Chicago

Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

6:00 PM

Prosecco Reception

Dr. Anne M. Martinez

Piper Hall, Lake Shore Campus

6:00 PM

Saturday, November 8th
9:00 AM

Welcome and Café con galletas mexicanas

Lake Shore Campus

Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge, Lake Shore Campus

9:00 AM

9:15 AM

Session A: Popular Religiosity, Matriarchy, and the Virgen de Guadalupe

Dr. Elaine A. Peña, George Washington University
Mr. Raymundo Salazar, Blogger
Dr. Susana Cavallo, Loyola University Chicago
Rev. Marco Mercado, Office for Hispanic Catholics
Dr. Suzanne Bost, Loyola University Chicago

Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Break

Lake Shore Campus

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Session B: Immigration, Transnationalism, and Cultural Identity

Dr. Mark G. Kuczewski, Loyola University Medical Center
Dr. Myrna Garcia, University of Indiana-Bloomington
JoAnn Persch, R.S.M, Peace and Justice Coordinator
Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz, Loyola University Chicago
Dr. Martin Ponti, Loyola University Chicago

Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge, Lake Shore Campus

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM

Lunch

Lake Shore Campus

Damen Student Center

12:30 PM

2:00 PM

Interlude: Music honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mr. Javier Jose Mendoza, Chicago Arts Orchestra

Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge, Lake Shore Campus

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

2:30 PM

Session C: Parish History and Mexican/Latin-American Vocation Stories

Fr. Octavio Muñoz-Capetillo, Casa Jesús
Edin Barrera, S.J., Loyola University Chicago
Carmen Nanko-Fernández, Chicago Theological Union
Fr. Pablo Perez, Saint Bede Parish
Ms. María R. Godinez, Santuario de Guadalupe, Des Plaines
Fr. Kevin Flaherty, S.J., Loyola University Chicago

Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge, Lake Shore Campus

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Break

Lake Shore Campus

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

Session D: Chicago Mexican Catholicism for the 21st Century: Perspectives from Loyola Students

Carlos Robles, Loyola University Chicago
Adriana Robles, Loyola University Chicago
Laura Bedolla, Loyola University Chicago
Flavio Bravo, Loyola University Chicago
Lorena I. Pedroza, Loyola University Chicago
Adriana Robles, Loyola University Chicago
Daniela Cuevas, Loyola University Chicago
Jesse Meza, Loyola University Chicago
Gabriela Coronado, Loyola University Chicago
Pablo Vega, S.J., Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge, Lake Shore Campus

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

Concluding Remarks

Dr. Mark Bosco, SJ, Loyola University Chicago
Dr. Hector Garcia, Loyola University Chicago

Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge, Lake Shore Campus

5:30 PM

6:00 PM

Sacred Liturgy in Celebration of Mexican-American Heritage

Kevin Flaherty, S.J., Loyola University Chicago

Madonna Della Strada Chapel, Lake Shore Campus

6:00 PM