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Donning the Mask: Mayan Belief, Christianity and the Power of Syncretism 

Blakeley Coull

Santeria: A Practical Guide to Afro-Caribbean Magic

Luis M. Nuñez

Religion and the Awakening of Indigenous People in Latin America 

Cristián Parker Gumucio



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About Us


Violet Gallardo
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LSNA Youth Organizer and Development Associate
Loyola Chicago University MSW Candidate

I began to work with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association when I was sixteen years old as my first job ever in 2009 until 2011. As a Youth Leader LSNA’s After School Matters program I was introduced to social justice and grassroots organizing. In 2016, I returned from college and rejoined the LSNA team with efforts to combine my social work and feminist informed lens for our #BrownInChicago project. Through a strengths based approach towards cultivating passionate and authentic workshops to understand Latinx Identity and Power within our community. Gentrification within our community not only displaces communities but displaces the rich history and culture that has within it. I am working with students, professors and community organizers to capture counter-narratives as a form of resistance against hegemonic supremacy. We anticipate to continue to build relationships and intersect with other opportunities to uplift brown voices and ideas of our community and to learn from others who channel their passions as their resistance.