Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community and Surviving to Adulthood

Saturday, 12:00pm | River

Through an embodied and emotionally stirring combination of stories from Latinx religious leader and author of Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood, Patrick B. Reyes will move the audience through a process of vocational discernment. Emerging from his work with young people of color surviving violence, the theatre of the oppressed style presentation will leave participants inspired and ready to participate in the sacred work of creating conditions in which people of color can thrive. Patrick tethers the presentation to the many forms of violence and oppression felt by communities of color and offers inspirational stories about survival, community and hearing God’s call to live. This practice has been offered to young adults surviving domestic and systemic violence, church leaders, and theological educators who are all inspired to co-create a more just and inclusive world.

Patrick Reyes

Dr. Patrick B. Reyes is a Latinx practical theologian, educator, administrator and institutional strategist. He currently serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Doctoral Initiatives at the Forum for Theological Exploration ( His expertise is helping communities, organizations, and individuals excavate their stories to create strategies and practices that promote their thriving. He consults, speaks, and offers workshops for communities seeking to embody their vision of justice and inclusion. Informed by his home community of Salinas, California, Patrick has published research focusing on the intersection of popular religiosity and social action. He is the author of the book, Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood (Chalice Press, 2016). The work explores the role of stories and violence in vocational discernment. You can find out more about how to work with Patrick at

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