Dora McQuaidA film by Kate Bogle, 2003

PREMIERE: November 19, 2003
PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Annual Pathways Conference
1:00 pm. Presidents’ Hall of the Penn Stater Conference Center

This documentary of my efforts as poet, activist and teacher was made by a truly amazing woman, Kate Bogle, who was a film major at Penn State when she made this documentary for one of her courses. In the process of making this film, I had the honor of learning to call Kate my friend and sister. The poem “My Fear is My Greatest Weakness” is dedicated to her, with gratitude for her friendship and presence in my life.

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