The man behind the dark rimmed glasses of the most famous Milwaukee Roman Catholic priest who provoked civil authority and the holy order to march a city and a nation toward social justice. "The untold stories of Milwaukee’s marches for housing freedom." —Pauleen Le
'Nothing happens unless you cause a disturbance, unless you wake people up.' —Story by Pauleen Le
Hosted by Gene Mueller & Jane Matenaer
'We’re introducing a story of an activist,' Rutkowski said. 'There’s definitely a spirit of activism within this younger generation. I think his story will appeal to those individuals.' —Urban Milwaukee
The film can motivate 'those people who are not activists in social justice, to see that this was an individual who wrestled with the definition of what it was to be human, what it was to be a spiritual individual, a Christian and a Catholic.' —Wisconsin Examiner
The story of Father Groppi remains a fascinating lesson, and infrequently told history about Milwaukee, relevant to ongoing cultural conversations about the city’s condition and future. —Milwaukee Independent
Fighting for social justice requires stepping outside of one’s ‘tribe’ or comfort zone, the default lens through which most of us form our opinions. This is where empathy, the tool of activism comes in. —Shepherd Express
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