Sister Diane Therese Pinchot is an Ursuline Sister and Head of the Art Department at Ursuline College. A Cleveland native, Sister Diane decided to join the Ursuline community prior to going to high school. She designed and built the altar dedicated to the four churchwomen murdered in El Salvador on 2 December 1980. In this interview, she discusses her decision to enter the religious community, the love and support she found within the Ursuline Sisterhood, and the power of art as a tool to promote advocacy for social justice issues. In 2009, she served 60 days in federal prison for crossing the line at a protest against the Western Hemisphere Institute of Security Cooperation, also known as the School of the Americas. Throughout her life in the Ursuline Community she has advocated for the needs and rights of others, and discusses those issues, along with her own unique outlook on ministry throughout this interview.


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Pinchot, Diane Therese (interviewee)


Randt, Naomi A. (interviewer)


Protest Voices



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Oral History


63 minutes

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