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Keynote speaker:
Anthony Cruz Pantojas

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Anthony Cruz Pantojas, (they/he/elle/él) is a bilingual doctoral candidate in Cultural Studies. They serve as the Humanist Chaplain at Tufts University where they are also the inaugural graduate student of the Anti-Racist Curatorial Practice Program. Anthony has been recognized with numerous awards, including an Interfaith Innovation Fellowship sponsored by Interfaith America and spearheads an initiative for BIPOC first generation emerging spiritual and ethical leaders. Cruz Pantojas earned master’s degrees in Theological Studies, and Leadership Studies from Andover Newton Theological School and Meadville Lombard Theological School, respectively. Additionally, they hold a Certificate in Humanist Studies from the American Humanist Association Center for Education where they are the first graduate of the program. Currently, they serve as an Advisory Committee Member for Spiritual Care by & For the Unaffiliated with the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab, sponsored by Fetzer Institute. Additionally, they serve as Board Member of the Association of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Life in Higher Education, the Secular Coalition for America, Mystic Soul Project, among other non-profit organizations.
Keynote Title:
Living in the Interstices: Spiritual Reflections from a Queer Afro-Caribbean Humanist 

 

This talk explores the significance of personal history as a site of knowledge production and worldmaking. In particular, I contextualize the questions that have guided my spiritual, philosophical, and ethical journey. Harnessing my own personal archive of memory and histories which conjures otherwise modes of being, relating, and understanding towards liberatory futures for all.

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