Upcoming Events



Liberation Theology
and the Journey of the Monarch Butterfly

     Cristobal Cavazos
  Co-founder, Immigrant Solidarity DuPage

Lombard Mennonite Church
528 E. Madison St.
Lombard, IL 60148
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 monarch butterfly

                         Free and open to the public

The Program:   The monarch butterfly, in its beauty and creativity, suggests how things might be, symbolizing the “Great Shalom.”  In its flight each year, it crosses three political borders, reflecting God’s kingdom where there are no borders.  The monarch’s migration is a fitting metaphor for Liberation Theology, showing how nature and the world should be.  Cristobal Cavazos says, “It is a reminder that God is still working in history – through you and me.”

Cavazos will show us the link between the monarch butterfly’s annual migration and Liberation Theology’s call to heightened awareness of the “sinful” socioeconomic structures that cause social inequities, and to active participation in changing those structures.

The Speaker:   Cristobal Cavazos is a co-founder of Immigrant Solidarity DuPage, the largest Latino advocacy organization in Chicago’s western suburbs. Its mission is to educate, unite and mobilize the community around the rights and struggles of Latinos in DuPage County.  Inspired by the mega-marches of 2006 and advised by several prominent March 10 Coalition activists in Chicago, the group has allied with immigrant rights groups and activists in Chicago, Aurora, Joliet and Elgin, helping to make DuPage County a hub of activity, solidarity and dialogue for the immigrant rights movement.  Future plans include opening a Latino community and resource center in DuPage, in the vein of Casa Atzlan and the Mission of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Chicago.

Cavazos is also a public speaker, published journalist, musician and artist and has been active in other popular campaigns in Chicagoland in the struggle for social justice.

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