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January 31st, 2023

Lecture: Beyond the Horizon: The Kongolese Moral Imagination in the South Atlantic (1718-1872)

Lecture: Beyond the Horizon: The Kongolese Moral Imagination in the South Atlantic (1718-1872)

Please join us for a job talk

Dr. Marcos Abreu Leitão de Almeida
Ph.D. in History, Northwestern University
Candidate for Assistant Professor of History at Southwestern University

Location

A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center, Room 205

Date & Time

January 31 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

February 8th, 2023

“Rebel Hearts” film screening

“Rebel Hearts” film screening



Part of the 2023 Brown Symposium Radical Imagination: Art & Social Change
 
In 1960s Los Angeles a trailblazing group of nuns, The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, bravely stood up to the patriarchy of the Catholic Church, fighting for equality, their livelihoods, and their own freedom against an all-powerful Cardinal who sought to keep them in their place. Their bold acts of faith, defiance and activism turned the Church upside down, helping to reshape our society in ways that continue to resonate today. From marching in Selma in 1965 to the Women’s March in 2018, they challenged the notion of what a nun and a woman were supposed to be.
These unlikely resistance fighters, including Anita Caspary, Helen Kelley, Pat Reif and iconic pop artist Corita Kent, were devoted to a life of service, not only to others but to themselves – forming a community that empowered each sister to live up to their fullest potential. Their desire to bring the church into modern life was met with forceful opposition at every turn. As each of them discovered their own talents and voices, they fully stepped into their roles as leaders in a movement that is still making waves.
In the feature documentary REBEL HEARTS, director Pedro Kos combines incredible archival footage, stunning animation and two decades of interviews conducted and filmed by the film’s producer Shawnee Isaac-Smith, to beautifully illuminate the story of these incredible women.
Country: USA
Running Time: 103 minutes
Distributor: Discovery
Director: Pedro Kos
Producer: Kira Carstensen, Judy Korin

Location

F.W. Olin Building 110

Date & Time

February 8 - 7:00pm

 

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