An epic story of survival coming to the Grand

Rigoberta Menchu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, visited the Postville community. Pictured from left are Sister Judy Callahan, BVM, Director of Hispanic Ministry for the Archdiocese, Sr. Mary McCauley, BVM, Pastoral Administrator of St. Bridget, Postville at the time of the raid, having since retired, Rigoberta Menchu, Paul Rael, Hispanic Ministry Coordinator at St. Bridget, Postville, and Rev. Paul Ouderkirk, retired pastor of St. Bridget, Postville, who is assisting with pastoral outreach.
Published: Thursday, February 9, 2012 5:06 PM CST

In December 45 Oelwein area people met to view the movie, “abUSed: The Postville Raid.” Those present found it to be such a sobering and educational experience, that they decided others in the community should be invited to have the same opportunity.

The Grand Theatre will show the video on Sunday, Feb. 12th from 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. at no charge. A discussion will follow. The Grand Theatre concession stand will be open, for those interested in purchasing refreshments.

Special guests at the theatre will be Sister Mary McCauley, BVM, Pastoral Minister of St. Bridget in Postville, and Sister Judy Callahan, BVM, Director of Hispanic Ministry for the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Both nuns were on staff May 12, 2008, when the immigration raid took place in Postville and will share their first-hand experiences.

They will facilitate a discussion following the documentary and answer questions from the audience.

Read more of this story in the Daily Register.

The Grand Theatre
26 S Frederick
Oelwein, IA 50662
(319) 283-5511

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