Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change


Location: Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall, Saint Mary's College


Saint Mary’s College will host a screening of the PBS documentary “Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change” followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers. This event will take place onTuesday, February 23 at 7 p.m. in Carroll Auditorium of Madeleva Hall. The event is free and open to the public. “Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change” is about the role Catholic sisters played in the 1965 march for African American voting rights, which started in Selma, Alabama headed for Montgomery. Sisters from around the country answered Martin Luther King's call to join the protests in Selma. Never before in American history had avowed Catholic women made so public a political statement.The panelists include Jayasri Majumdar Hart, producer/director of the film, and Carol Coburn, film consult and professor of religious studies and gender studies at Avila University. Deacon Mel Tardy, chair of the Black Catholic Advisory Board Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend will be the moderator for the panel discussion.