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Created Equal Film Series in honor of Grady W. Powell: Radical Grace

Wednesday, March 22, 6:30pm9:00pm
Virginia Historical Society
Robins Family Forum
Part of the Created Equal Film Series category.
Part of the program.

Radical GraceWhen the Vatican reprimands U.S. nuns—citing their “radical feminism”—three fearless women risk their place in the Church to follow another higher calling: social justice. Following their struggles through the election of Pope Francis, the award-winning documentary Radical Grace (2015, 75 minutes) captures a period of dramatic transformation as the Catholic Church grapples with the modern world.

This program is cosponsored by Saint Gertrude High School. After the screening, filmmaker and director Rebecca Parrish will join us via Skype for a conversation with Sister Joanna Burley, OSB, and Head of Saint Gertrude, Renata Rafferty.

This series is named in honor of Rev. Grady W. Powell, Sr., of Petersburg, Virginia, who has served on the VHS board since 1996 and as honorary vice chair since 2011, and is instrumental in the development of relevant and accessible programming. He presided over the historic Gillfield Baptist Church, founded in 1788, for thirty-six years.

Created Equal is hosted by the VHS in partnership with the Richmond Peace Education Center, and supported in part by Diversity Richmond’s VHS Guy Kinman Research Award.

The 2017 Created Equal Film Series is presented by Bon Secours.

Bill Obrochta

Bill Obrochta, Manager of Educational Services

For more information, please contact me at wobrochta@vahistorical.org or 804.342.9651.

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