Free Screening of "Sister Rose's Passion" April 19

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Community members are invited to a free screening of the documentary “Sister Rose’s Passion” at Mercer County Community College on Tuesday, April 19 at 12 noon. Nominated for an academy award this year, the 39-minute video will be shown in the college's Communications Building, Room 110, on the West Windsor campus. A panel discussion and questions will follow.

The film explores the story of Sister Rose Thering, a Dominican nun who devoted her life to Jewish-Catholic relations. A professor emerita at Seton Hall University’s Department of Jewish-Christian studies, she was instrumental in passing a bill that makes holocaust education mandatory in every school in New Jersey. Her research influenced decisions made by the Roman Catholic Church at their Vatican II council.

The panel discussion will include MCCC Dean of Student Services Diane Campbell, Student Government Association President Jennifer Toto, and MCCC adjunct professor Joann Maisto. Questions and discussion will follow.

Co-sponsors are the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, the college’s Student Government Association, and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education. The Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center opened in 2003 at Mercer County Community College’s West Windsor campus library to provide resources for Holocaust education and awareness.

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