The Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles

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Sat, Feb 09 3:00 PM

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1407 Chapala Street Santa Barbara,CA 93101


Institute of World Culture

Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 3:00 5:00 pm Concord House, 1407 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara Presenter: Mario T. Garcia Professor Garcia, author of a recently published book on Father LuisOlivares, A Biography: Faith Politics and the Origin of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles, will explain the history and evolution of this movement during the 1980s. As a practitioner of Liberation Theology, Father Olivares, applied his Catholic faith toward the empowerment of the Latino community in Los Angeles and toward aiding Central American refugees and undocumented Mexican immigrants in the sanctuary. Mario T. Garcia is a distinguished Professor of Chicano Studies and History at UCSB. Free to all, but a suggested donation of $2.00 per person is appreciated.


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