Screening: Same God

Nov 3

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Piedmont Valley Community College, Dickinson Center

Image courtesy Linda Midgett

2018. USA. 98 min. English.

Director: Linda Midgett

Featuring: Dr. Larycia Hawkins, Dr. Michael Mangis, Patti Mangis

In 2015, Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an African-American political science professor at Wheaton College, wanted to show her support for Muslim women in the midst of a political climate that was overwhelmed with anti-Muslim rhetoric. She posted a photo of herself in a hijab on Facebook, asserting that Christians and Muslims worshipped the same God. Within days, Wheaton’s Provost suspended Dr. Hawkins, eventually moving to terminate her tenure. This documentary follows the journey of Dr. Hawkins while exploring the polarization taking place within the evangelical community over issues of race, Islam, and religious freedom. Lab Co-Director, Kurtis Schaeffer moderates a post-screening talk with Larycia Hawkins, and the director, Linda Midgett.

Presented as part of the Virginia Film Festival.