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SAME GOD New York City Film Premiere with Dr. Larycia Hawkins

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The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture

18 Bleecker Street

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NYC premiere of the documentary film SAME GOD, featuring Dr. Larycia Hawkins, director Linda Midgett and special guest host Linda Sarsour

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In December 2015, the political rhetoric against Muslims was escalating. Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an African-American political science professor at Wheaton College—a prestigious evangelical school outside of Chicago—wanted to show support for Muslim women. She posted a photo of herself in a hijab on Facebook. “I love my Muslim neighbor,” she wrote, “because s/he deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity… we worship the Same God.”

Within days, Wheaton’s Provost suspended Dr. Hawkins, eventually moving to terminate her tenure. Were the school’s actions a move to protect its Christian theological purity, as it insisted? Or was it, as some suggested, the result of racism and Islamophobia? SAME GOD, directed by Wheaton alumna Linda Midgett, follows the journey of Dr. Hawkins while exploring the polarization taking place within the evangelical community over issues of race, Islam, religious freedom… and Donald Trump.

Following the screening Linda Sarsour (Women's March co-chair) will host a conversation with Dr. Larycia Hawkins on the 4 year anniversary of her original Facebook post that set this story into motion.

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