Join us for this Online CLGS Queer & Latinx Faith Conversation with Rev. Rhina Ramos as she shares her experiences working with LGBTQ communities in El Salvador.
The Rev. Rhina Ramos was ordained a pastor by the United Church of Christ (UCC) with the call to initiate and lead the first UCC Spanish Open Doors ministry to the LGBTQ community in Oakland, California, in 2011. Originally from El Salvador, Rhina grew up at the time of the civil war in that country. Inscribed on her heart is the voice of the Saint Oscar Romero of the Americas who denounced oppression from the pulpit.
Rev. Ramos graduated from Hofstra University School of Law in 1995 and earned an MDiv from Pacific School of Religion in 2003. She is an experienced community organizer, having led programs and campaigns for educational equity, labor rights, human rights of the LGBTQI community, international solidarity with El Salvador and the prevention of domestic violence.