Discussion on How Immigrants Have Impacted the Church Set for October 6

Deborah Kanter, Ph.D., has chronicled the impact that Mexican immigrants have had on Catholic parishes in Chicago.

deborah-kanter-2019-220x330.jpgOn Wednesday, October 6 at 7 p.m., all members of the Manhattan College community are invited to join a virtual author lecture on the Catholic Church, as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Deborah E. Kanter, Ph.D., will chronicle the impact that Mexican immigrants have had on parishes in Chicago and how the integration of the immigrant community into parish life is a model of renewal for the Catholic Church in the United States. 

Kanter is professor emeritus of history at Albion College, where she taught U.S. Latino, Latin American, and immigration history. She remains engaged in the mentorship of first-generation college students. A Chicago native, she lived and worked in Mexico for more than four years, which led to her first book, Hijos del Pueblo: Gender, Family, and Community in Rural Mexico. Kanter is now researching Catholic ministry to farmworkers in the Bracero era.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Graduate School and Fellowship Advisement, Catholic Studies, Religious Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, Diversity Council, Campus Ministry and Social Action, and Peace and Justice Studies.

By Pete McHugh