Faith-based activism: Sisters in the resistance, then and now

Faith-based activism: Sisters in the resistance, then and now

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Cunningham Memorial Library, Events Area




(812) 237-2606


With an emphasis on the Sisters of Providence we'll explore where, how, and why women religious, aka 'Sisters' have been active in the work for justice through the years.  Recognizing our belief that all is one, our faith calls us to action on behalf of justice without regard to race, color, creed, gender or any other way in which the human community attempts to categorize persons.

Barbara Battista, SP, M. Ed., PA-C, is a Sister of Providence and local community organizer with a clinical practice in Occupational Medicine in Terre Haute and a life-long passion for gender equity.  Her current areas of focus include: working on the board of Indiana Women's March; Women Church of the Wabash Valley; Activist Study Hall; Vigo County Collaborate for Progress; and running for the Democratic Precinct Committeeperson this May. Part of Women¹s History Month Colloquium.

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Sponsors: Department of Multimedia Studies/Gender Studies Program, Cunningham Memorial Library, Women¹s Resource Center, Office of the President