We hope you will join SARTS in Denver this November (2018):
Conversation with the filmmaker:
Trails of Hope and Terror
with Miguel De La Torre and Vincent De La Torre
Friday evening, November 16, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church
1820 Broadway Avenue, Denver
SARTS: The Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies is proud to feature Denver’s own Miguel De La Torre, Professor of Social Ethics and Latinix Studies at Illif School of Theology and screenwriter of Trails of Hope and Terror, a documentary illuminating the stories of people crossing the U.S. Mexico border, and based on the Miguel’s book of the same name published in 2009 with Orbis Press.
Vincent De La Torre, Miguel’s son and the film’s director and editor, will also participate in the program. Both were members of the production team that traveled to the U.S. border five times to walk the desert and interview humanitarian groups, social workers, legal professionals, the undocumented, and anti-immigration protesters.
The program will include a screening of portions of the film, and a talk back with the producers about the role of the arts in in shaping public consciousness and motivating social action around immigration and people on the move.
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2018 CALL FOR PAPERS
SARTS seeks presentations by scholars, teachers, pastors, or artists that explore creative/artistic engagements with and/or responses to the reality of immigration in the United States. Topics include but are not limited to the perspectives of the various groups of people on the move, crossing and policing borders, religious landscapes of immigration, immigration and the imagination, place making, political advocacy, and activism. All forms of artistic expression are welcome.
SARTS membership is not required to submit a proposal, but will be required for those whose proposals are accepted.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words are due by 4:00 p.m. on May 1, 2018.
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SARTS BOARD MEETINGS
The SARTS Board will meet Saturday, November 17, at a time and location to be announced.
Members of SARTS meet annually in conjunction with the AAR/SBL.
Typically, meetings include a Friday-night reception and event, with a session of papers on Saturday or Sunday, plus an architectural or museum tour.