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re-SISTER Week

April 9th - 11th

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence make up an unlikely order of nuns. Self-described as “twenty-first century queer nuns,” the Sisters began in 1979 when four gay men donned retired Roman Catholic nuns’ habits and went for a stroll through the Castro district. The stunned and delighted responses they received prompted these already-seasoned activists to consider whether the habits might have some use in social justice work, and within a year they had constituted the new order. Today, the Sisters offer health outreach, support, and, at times, protest on behalf of queer communities.
Learn more about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Week of Events: 

Serious Parody, Past & Present: An Introduction to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with Dr. Melissa Wilcox
6:30pm - 7:30pm, April 9th | Krannert Auditorium 

Film Screening and Discussion: Stilettos for Shanghai with speakers SISTER ROMA
and Film Director Monet Allard-Wilcox
6:30pm - 8:00pm, April 10th | Krannert Auditorium

Manifest at the Center!
Calling all Sisters! For those who wish to do a public Manifestation (Paint/transform our faces) while discussing Sistory with those in attendance. Bring makeup, mirrors, and everything fabulous. ALL are welcome to join us as we paint and glitter. 
1:30pm, Aprill 11th | LGBTQ Center (SCHL 230)

#Resist: Panel Discussion with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence including Sister Roma, Sister Purrr Do,
Sister Faegala, and more!
6:30pm - 7:30pm, April 11th | Krannert Auditorium 

Events are free and open to all students, staff, faculty, and community members! 
For more information, please email

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