The University of Saint Francis Campus Ministry and the USF Department of Social Work will host a screening of the award-winning 2014 documentary “Adelante” on Monday, November 16 at 9 p.m. The film will be shown in the Gunderson Auditorium, located in the Achatz Hall of Science on the USF campus, 2701 Spring Street.
“Adelante” invites the audience into St. Patrick’s Church, and through portraying the lives of selected individuals—a remarkable Irish-American priest, young Mexican immigrants, and older Irish parishioners—the film shows how different communities in Norristown, Pennsylvania, have made mutual adjustments in order to create meaningful and heartfelt bonds of friendship and understanding.
“This film invites a conversation on how we welcome those persons and peoples who may be considered ‘other’ in Fort Wayne, at USF, and beyond,” said USF Campus Ministry Director Scott Opperman. “USF is honored to be the 40th college or university in the United States to host a screening of ‘Adelante.’”
The November 16 screening is open to the public and free of charge.
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region currently attend USF for its academic excellence.