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First, from Carmen Stockberger: the Black Student Union is hosting a showing of “Fruitvale Station,” which is based on events leading to the death of Oscar Grant in Oakland, CA in 2009. In January, members of BSU attended the Afrikan Black Coalition Conference in Irvine, CA and had the chance to meet members of Oscar’s family. On a whim, they reached out to the family to let them know they were showing the movie on campus and his uncle has decided to come to campus for that film showing and is willing to speak to anyone attending the event after the movie. As you can imagine, this is a very exciting development for the students who are a part of BSU and they hope to have a big turnout for the movie tonight. I encourage everyone to come if you’re able! The movie will begin at 7 pm in Saint Joe’s first floor lounge.
Rooted in Love. The Life and Martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang, a performance by Sister Nancy Murray, OP.
Wednesday, February 12, 7PM. Cunningham Memorial Chapel.
FREE and open to the public. Bring a friend!
Curious about who Dorothy Stang was? Here’s a brief bio from her wikipedia page: Sister Dorothy Mae Stang, S.N.D., (7 July 1931 – 12 February 2005) was an American-born, Brazilian member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She was murdered in Anapu, a city in the state of Pará, in the Amazon Basin of Brazil. Stang had been outspoken in her efforts on behalf of the poor and the environment, and had previously received death threats from loggers and land owners.
Inspired to learn more about this extraordinary, brave woman? See Sister Roseanne Murphy’s book about her, “Martyr of the Amazon.”