Holy Cross College invites community to viewing of new documentary in honor of Black History Month

NOW: Holy Cross College invites community to viewing of new documentary in honor of Black History Month

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Holy Cross College invited the community to attend the viewing of "Going Home Like a Shooting Star: Thea Bowman's Journey to Sainthood", a documentary following the life of social justice advocate, Sister Thea Bowman, on Tuesday. 

The documentary follows outside input on Sister Bowman's stance on the issue of systemic racism in church and country.

Those in the film cite Sister Bowman as an influence in the ongoing effort to achieve social and racial justice.

Sister Judy Zielinski, a writer and producer on the documentary, hopes that people view the film, not only during Black History Month, but year-round.

"Although I think it's appropriate to be viewed anytime it really challenges - I hope challenges people to look inside themselves for issues of racism and darkness. And also, just to be aware of the wonderful gifts that all people bring to the church and society, we don't always accept them, or welcome them, but they're everybody is bringing of their own gifts and their own nationality, their own culture."

Sister Bowman passed away from breast cancer in 1990 but worked tirelessly until her death to proclaim her message of justice.

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