Event Details

Screening and reception: "Seeking Shelter"

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: McKillop Library

Event Type: Public Event

Audience: Public

"Seeking Shelter: A Story of Place, Faith and Resistance" evokes the Vietnam War era, illuminates the parallels between then and now, and celebrates the healing power of community.

Father Daniel Berrigan and theologian and civil rights lawyer William Stringfellow belonged to an old American tradition: faith-based activism. During the tumultuous 1960s and long afterward, the two friends were activist opponents of the war in Vietnam and campaigners for civil rights, social justice, nuclear disarmament and the environment.

The multimedia exhibition that tells their intriguing, moving and timely story debuted at Block Island's library in July 2017. The accompanying film, directed by Sue Hagedorn, explores the exhibition's themes through the recollections of people who knew the story's central figures well and have deep insight into Block Island as a place and community.


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