Dr. Felipe Hinojosa to Explore ‘Apostles of Change’ in Readers Meet the Author Series Conversation

January 19, 2024
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Dr. Felipe Hinojosa, Professor of History and the Jackson Family Chair for Baylor in Latin America, is the next featured presenter in this year’s Readers Meet the Author series. On Tuesday, January 30, at Noon in the Schumacher Flex Commons on the first floor of Moody Library, Hinojosa will discuss his recent publication, “Apostles of Change: Latino Radical Politics, Church Occupations, and the Fight to Save the Barrio,“ with his colleague, Dr. Elisah Coffman, Associate Professor of History.

“The stories of church occupations in the 1960s and 1970s are so unique and extraordinary. They show us how the church was transformed into ‘The People’s Church,’ a place where communities came together to fight for affordable housing, access to healthcare and education, and to push back against urban renewal policies that were forcing Latino families out of their homes and neighborhoods. At the center of all these stories, we see the revolutionary power of community,” said Hinojosa.

Following the conversation, a reception and book signing will provide attendees an opportunity to engage with the author.

“The Libraries are pleased to host this year’s Readers Meet the Author Series,“ said Jeffry Archer, Dean of University Libraries, Museums, and the Press. “In the context of the university, Libraries provide an open space for the presentation and discussion of a wide range of ideas like those presented by Baylor faculty in the books selected by the Provost this year. Dr. Hinojosa’s book guides us through unfamiliar places and times that challenge our understanding.”

This Readers Meet the Author Series presentation will also be livestreamed on Zoom webinar. Visit provost.web.baylor.edu/rma to register for the Zoom webinar and learn about future Readers Meet the Author sessions.

The Readers Meet the Author Series is presented by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the President and hosted by the Baylor Libraries.