Pierson Tea with Sister Chris Schenck of Radical Grace

Event time: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Leitner House See map
231 Park St
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

Chris Schenck is one of key figures featured in the award-winning documentary film, Radical GraceThe acclaimed film in which she stars follows her and Sisters Jean, and Simone as they fight for women’s equality and move progressive change on issues from healthcare reform to economic justice, forward across the nation.

About the film: When the Vatican censures U.S. nuns for “Radical Feminism”, three fearless sisters risk their place in the Catholic Church to follow another higher calling: social justice. One sister takes on Church patriarchy, another finds hope in the former prisoners she counsels, and the third launches a cross-country Nuns on the Bus tour, leveraging her newfound fame to spotlight social needs. These sisters “bring humor and down-to-earth grit to an epic battle for justice, equality and the dignity of women” (Gene Siskel Film Center).