Join us for a special screening of the documentary film The Philadelphia Eleven as part of the celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of women’s ordination as priests in The Episcopal Church.

The film lasts approximately 90 minutes and will be screened in Perry Auditorium (7th floor). Registration is required to attend.

About the Film

In an act of civil disobedience, a group of women and their supporters organize their ordination to become Episcopal priests in 1974. The Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia welcomes them, but change is no small task. The women are harassed, some lose friends, and others are banned from stepping on church property.

In this feature-length documentary film, we meet the women who succeed in building a movement that transforms an age-old institution and challenges the very essence of patriarchy within Christendom.