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Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway at 121st Street, New York, NY 10027


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May 01 2024


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


3rd Annual Mama Leo Latinx Lecture Series

Please join us on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 6:30PM at Union Theological Seminary, for a keynote address by Dr. Agustina Luvis Nunez entitled, “The Legacy of Latinx Women in Social Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean”.

The 3rd Annual Mama Leo Latinx Lecture Series will explore the intersections of Reverend Leoncia Rosado Rousseau’s ministry and the social justice movements of Latin America and the Caribbean. Mama Leo’s distinguishable impact on Latinx families in New York City and her continued relevance across generations reveal Puerto Rican Pentecostalism as a tool for liberation.

The address will be preceded by a roundtable discussion: “Latinx Women Voices,” by Union students, Yarilyne Regalado, Leslie Martinez, Karla  Mendoza Arana, Gisell Rodon, and moderated by Dean Sandra Montes.

Learn more about the Mama Leo Latinx Lecture Series here.


Dr. Agustina Luvis Nunez

Agustina Luvis Nunez HeadshothB.S. Biología, Universidad de Puerto Rico (1980). Tecnología Médica, Universidad de Puerto Rico (RCM) (1982). MDiv, Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico (2001), Master in Theology, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (2003). PhD. Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 2009.

Agustina Luvis Núñez is a Puerto Rican theologian living and doing theology in the island. A life-long learner, she holds several degrees, including BS in Biology and Medical Technology from the University of Puerto Rico, a M.Div. from the Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico, a Master in Theology and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Currently serves as Associate Professor and Director of the D.Min. Program at the Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico.

Dr. Luvis’s areas of interest include Pentecostal and feminist theologies. She has contributed to multiple publications, including the book El sexo en la Iglesia (2015); which was edited by renown scholars Samuel Silva Gotay and Luis N. Rivera Pagán. Her book Creada a su imagen: Una pastoral integral para la mujer was published in 2012 by Abingdon Press.