Going to the NCCL in Detroit? See you there (maybe!)

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I will be presenting a workshop on Wednesday morning, April 29th entitled: Household Saints or Desperate Housewives: is there anything holy or redeeming about the women of Wisteria Lane?

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The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Hannah Montana may be among Disney’s most popular ‘tween and teen girl shows, but what else are our girls watching? The women of Wisteria Lane consistently wins the 18-49 year-old demographic (along with Grey’s Anatomy) and have a significant teen audience as well. Is there anything redeeming or holy about Desperate Housewives? This presentation will look at sequences from the show and offer a strategy for talking about it through the lens of faith, community, social justice, and family.

(There are some interesting comparisons and contrasts with Nancy Savoca’s 1993 film Household Saints…)

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For more information visit www.nccl.org = The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership


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