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Film: Wellstone!
Date Friday January 06
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
St. Joseph the Worker Church Chapel
1640 Addison St.
Event Type Screening
Part of our First Friday Film Series at St. Joseph the Worker.
The film will be followed by a discussion of his legacy and light refreshments.
Admission: Free

The Fr. Bill O’Donnell Social Justice Committee is pleased to host a screening of Wellstone!, an affectionate yet even-handed portrait of the late Minnesota Senator. As a high school student, Paul Wellstone could only take on someone his own diminutive size. Once he was free to choose his own battles, all bets were off. The son of immigrant parents, highly esteemed political science professor, organizer, activist, and two term US senator challenged the exploitation of workers, racial injustice, and immoral wars.

Just days before the voters were to decide whether to give him a third term, Wellstone, his wife, Sheila, and daughter died tragically in a plane crash. Progressives still mourn, but take inspiration for his adage: “Sometimes you’ve got to start a fight to win one.” (US 2004; 88 minutes)
For more information contact:
Bill Joyce
Fr. Bill O’Donnell Social Justice Committee
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jan 4th, 2006 7:08 AM

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