The Andover Newton Seminary Rose and Orlando Costas Lecture -Postponed until Fall 2020 (TBA)

The Andover Newton Seminary Rose and Orlando Costas Lecture -Postponed until Fall 2020 (TBA)

The Andover Newton Seminary Rose and Orlando Costas Lecture -Postponed until Fall 2020 (TBA)
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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Andover Newton's Orlando and Rose Costas Lecture will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Jeanette Zaragoza- De Leon, with the lecture title: “Abolition and Interpreting: A Latinx Theological Perspective on the Amistad Trial.”
Dr. Zaragoza-De Leon is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Westfield State University where she teaches translation and Latinx studies. She was a visiting fellow at Yale Divinity School through June of 2019 and is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.
Musical Guests
Andover Newton Seminary is excited to welcome Movimiento Cultural Afro-Continental (MCAC) as part of the event! MCAC’s website describes the band as “a cultural, arts and community based organization,” whose “mission is to educate people across Connecticut about Puerto Rico’s rich African-based folklore, music, dance, and other art forms, especially the Bomba, which is the oldest Puerto Rican dance and music style rooted in resistance and dating back to the days of slavery.  The goal is to build and foster racial tolerance, relationships, alliances, and cultural awareness among community groups.  MCAC’s group leaders are highly respected cultural workers who have engaged in this art form for decades.”
A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture.
About the Lecturer

Jeanette Zaragoza De León is a Puerto Rican ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, holding Ministerial Authorization in the New York Conference. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Lesley College in early childhood education and obtained an M. Div. from Pacific School of Religion, which included studies at the Seminario Bíblico Latinoamericano in San José, Costa Rica, the Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico, and the University of Jerusalem. In December 2011, she graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with an M. A. in Translation. Her graduation thesis title was, “From this Side of the Horizon: Feminist Biblical Hermeneutics,” (a translation of “Capítulo 16: Análisis feminista,” in Para que comprendiesen las Escrituras: Introducción a los Métodos Exegéticos, by Ediberto López-Rodríguez-Rodríguez, New Testament Scholar at the Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico). In order to further her research and interdisciplinary research, in 2016, Jeanette completed all requirements for a Masters in Research in Translation and Interpretation Studies at the Universidad Jaime 1ero. On November 2018, she also earned a PhD from said university. Her doctoral thesis entitled “The Critical Translation and Interpreting Stories of the Amistad Case” explored the Amistad Case from the Interpreting and Translation historiographical perspectives.  She applied a Critical Race Theory lens to her archival findings. Rev. Dr. Zaragoza is trained and certified as a professional court, medical and conference interpreter. Her ministerial calling involves designing multilingual-multi rhythmic worship experiences towards a decolonizing church that invites worshippers to honor, celebrate and be critical about their intersectional backgrounds. Rev. Dr. Zaragoza was a PhD Visiting Researcher at Yale Divinity School from 2017 to 2019. Both Dr. Tisa Wenger and Dr. Willie Jennings served as her mentors and dissertation advisors. As a Visiting Researcher, she completed her research towards the writing of her doctoral thesis.  She has extensive international, ecumenical and interfaith experiences. 

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