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A theatre piece weaving together the stories of ten Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange from their first calls to serve “the dear neighbor” through moments of joy, despair, and discovery as they follow the Spirit in dedication to service, social justice, and community - “that all may be one.”
The stories have been selected from an oral history project co-sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and the CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice at Loyola Marymount University directed by Judith Royer, CSJ. Interviews with the Sisters were written into first person narratives by playwrights Doris Baizley, Linda Bannister, Jami Brandli, Molly Cookson, Catharine Dada, Mary O’Malley, and Adriana Sevahn Nichols; edited for this presentation by Doris Baizley.
Spirit Moves! will be recorded by esteemed LA actors: Christine Avila, Catharine Dada, Julianne Homokay, Karen Huie, Zilah Mendoza, Sarita Ocón, Mary O’Malley, Rose Portillo, Annabella Price, and Beth Ruscio. The presentation will take place on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 2pm with a live Q&A following the performance with the Sisters and performance company.
Featuring stories from:
Sr. Roseanne Cecillon, Sr. Jeanne Fallon,
Sr. Elena Jaramillo, Sr. Sharon Fritsch,
Sr. Rebecca Rodriguez, Sr. Dorothy Anne Yee,
Sr. Jo Ann Eannareno, Sr. Christine Ray,
Sr. Louise Ann Micek, and Sr. Rose Marie Redding
LGBTQ+ Seniors and the Challenges They Face (Panel) - View Recording
A panel of experts and scholars discussed issues facing LGBTQ+ seniors based on their research and experience working with elders and the unique issues facing LGBTQ+ seniors and aging, such as surviving the AIDS epidemic and navigating housing and caregiving challenges.
Featured speakers include:
Leon Wiebers, Professor of Theatre, Loyola Marymount University (Organizer)
Anna Muraco, Professor and Chair of Sociology, Loyola Marymount University (Moderator)
Tripp Mills, Deputy Director for Senior Services, Los Angeles LGBT Center
Bill Sive, President, Gay Elder Circle
Aaron Tax, Director of Advocacy, Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders