Schedule 20th Anniversary HYLA 2023

An Interdenominational Encuentro of Latinx Leadership

Honoring the Past,
Celebrating our Present,
Co-Creating our Future

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy (HYLA)
July 27-29, 2023
At Boston University School of Theology, Boston, MA

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Wednesday, July 26th
12noon Meeting of Leadership Team
Thursday, July 27th HONORING THE PAST
(What does it mean to be separated from our roots and to replant our roots in a foreign land that often feels like concrete!… history of HYLA and its beginning… the why)
12 p.m. – 4p.m.Pre Encuentro gatherings and registration
Housing registration (at 10Buick St. Boston, MA 02215)
Conference registration (at Boston University School of Theology -745 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 room B24)
12noon- 5:00p.mACLAMEN – Annual Gathering (BU School of Theology)Room 335
3:00-4:00pmIce cream social & OrientationSTH B-24
5:00 p.m.DinnerSTH B-24
6:30 p.m.Welcome and Opening RitualMarsh Chapel
7:00 p.m.Opening Session
Lecture: “Why spaces like these are important, a historical analysis of the past, why HYLA emerged?” Rev. Patricia Bonilla
Marsh Chapel
8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.Responses: (40 min) (in small groups)
HYLA —High school participantsSTH B-23
HYLA – College studentsSTH 115
Raices Latinas – Seminary StudentsSTH Chapel
ACLAMEN – Latina PastorasSTH 325
Other Church Leadership – Clergy/faculty/lay leadershipSTH 343
8:40 p.m.Report back and closing receptionSTH B-24
9:15 p.m.HYLA after Dark for High School students

(Celebrating the present, the success and the lessons, the roses, and the thorns)

7:30 a.m.Breakfast
8:45 a.m.Opening RitualSTH B324
9:00 a.m.Panel: “HYLA… A movement”
10:15 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Panel “Celebrating the fruits of the HYLA movement”
Engagement with the Community/sharing wisdom
12 noonLunchSTH B24
2:00– 4:15pmWorkshops: “Healing as we move”
Peace process in Colombia/Palenque Communities
By Karen Pacheco, HYLA Colombia
STH 115
The (Art) of healing: co-creating poems and liturgy.
By Rev. Dr. Lis Valle
STH 343
Healing through Mandalas (the meaning and practice)
By Diego Garrido
Mujerista Workshop, for ACLAMEN participants
By Dr. Arelis Benitez
STH 325
4:30 p.m.Closing ritualSTH B-24
5:00 p.m.DINNER (on your own)
6:00 p.m.Dinner for high school students onlySTH B-24
8:30 p.m.HYLA After Dark for High school studentsSTH B-24

Saturday, July 29th Co-CREATING OUR FUTURE

(The future, how do we imagine and dream a collective future… the idea of a movement that continues and cannot be stopped) Acts 28:25-31

7:30 a.m.Breakfast
9:00 a.m.Opening ritual (I come from a place, I’m going to a place, I am & I am)STH B-24
9:15 a.m.Small groups: Exercise on imaging the future and processing in community.
HYLA —High school StudentsSTH B-23
HYLA – College StudentsSTH 115
Raices Latinas – College/graduate Seminary studentsSTH B 23
ACLAMEN – Latina PastorasSTH 325
Other church leadership – clergy/faculty/lay leadershipSTH 343
10:00 a.m.Break (Networking opportunities).
10:00 a.m.Break (Networking opportunities).
10:30 a.m.Introductions
Keynote: “We are the ones we have been waiting for”
Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez
STH B-24
11:30 a.m.Responses in a collective process
12 noonLunchSTH B-24
1:30 p.m.The co-creation of the future we envision for HYLA. Each group to consider: How do we see HYLA in the next 20 years? What do we want HYLA to look like for the next 20 years?
HYLA high School StudentsSTH B-24
HYLA College StudentsSTH 115
Raices Latinas – Seminary/graduate studentsSTH B-23
ACLAMEN – PastorasSTH 325
Other church leadership – adults/clergy/facultySTH 343
3:30 p.m.Closing RitualSTH B23
6:00 p.m.Reception (Center Ballroom- One Silber Way, 9th Floor Room 922
7:00 p.m.Banquet. (Center Ballroom – One Silber Way, 9th Floor Room 922)

Sunday, July 30th


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