Local sisters discuss mission in Alabama - Catholic Courier

Local sisters discuss mission in Alabama

The contributions of a group of Rochester sisters to the civil-rights movement will be highlighted in a documentary film that will be aired at the Dryden Theater at Rochester’s George Eastman House and on public television nationwide.

The one-hour documentary, “Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change,” tells of several Sisters of St. Joseph from Rochester who in the 1940s established a mission and hospital in Selma, Ala., to help care for and educate the underserved black population.

The local screening of the movie will be at 8 p.m. Feb. 5 at the theater, 900 East Ave. The screening, which is sponsored by WXXI, will be followed by a discussion with director Jayasri Hart and Sisters of St. Joseph Barbara Lum, Mary Paul Geck, Josepha Twomey and Marie Albert Alderman, who were involved in its making. General admission is $6, and is $5 for students and $4 for members. The film also will air at 10 p.m. Feb. 9 on WXXI (Channel 21, Cable Channel 11).

For details on the Dryden screening, call 585/271-3361.

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