Screening and Q&A: “Radical Grace”

Screening and Q&A: “Radical Grace”

Session Type(s): Screening

Starts: Saturday, Jul. 18 1:30 PM (Mountain (no DST))

Ends: Saturday, Jul. 18 4:00 PM (Mountain (no DST))

Room: 223

“Radical Grace” follows three fearless nuns who risk their place in the Catholic Church to follow a higher calling: social justice. Follow Sisters Jean, Chris, and Simone (leader of the Nuns on the Bus) as they fight for women’s equality within the Church and move progressive change, on issues from healthcare reform to economic justice, forward across the nation. After the screening, join the film’s director Rebecca Parrish and NETWORK Campaigns & Organizing Specialist Ashley Wilson to discuss strategies and tactics for using the film for progressive movements and organization building.

Panelists

Rebecca Parish

Rebecca Parish

Rebecca Parrish is a documentary director, cinematographer and editor. Her film Radical Grace recently premiered in summer 2015 garnering audience awards (Hot Docs Audience Favorite and AFI Docs Best of Fest). RogerEbert.com called the film “an exhilarating portrait of the ‘Nuns on the Bus’ that easily ranks among the year’s best films,” writing “Radical Grace moved me to tears with its portrayal of good people putting their beliefs into action in ways that transcend all ideological boundaries.”

Rebecca makes impact videos for nonprofit organizations through her company, Interchange Productions. In 2012 she produced and directed the interactive web documentary and engagement campaign, Protect Our Defenders, telling the stories of military sexual assault survivors as part of an advocacy campaign to reform the military justice system. The project won the YouTube DoGooder nonprofit video award and the Salsa Labs 2012 Hot Tamale Award for outstanding campaign organizing.

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Ashley Wilson

Ashley Wilson

Ashley Wilson is the Campaigns & Organizing Specialist at NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby. She has traveled to 19 states with NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus, a campaign launched in 2012 to protest Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget, as lead organizer for the 2013 immigration reform and 2014 voting rights trips.

When she’s not on the bus, Ashley coordinates NETWORK’s digital communications and strategy. During the 2012-2014 legislative push for comprehensive immigration reform she handled NETWORK’s immigration portfolio. Ashley is passionate about reclaiming faith as a progressive value and strengthening the movement by integrating faith voices into conversations about policy.

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