CAIR-Chicago Co-Sponsers Chicago 'Same God' Film Screening
CAIR-Chicago is excited to announce the screening of “Same God,” a film that tells Dr. Larycia Hawkins’ story after she wore hijab in solidarity for Muslims women because we have the same God. Directed and produced by Linda Midgett, the screening will be the third city premiere in America. This event is co-sponsored by CAIR-Chicago and the Museum of Broadcast Communication.
Tickets, which you can purchase here, are $15 and includes the screening and a panel discussion to follow after the film with Dr. Larycia Hawkins, Director Linda Midgett and Dr. Michael Mangis.
The screening will be held at the Broadcast Museum of Chicago on October 25 at 7PM. Doors will open ay 6PM. Please be advised the museum exhibits will not be open and are not included in your ticket purchase.
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.
WHO: CAIR-Chicago and Museum of Broadcast Communication
WHAT: “Same God” Chicago Film Screening
WHEN: October 25, 2018 7PM (Doors open at 6PM)
WHERE: Museum of Broadcast Communication, 360 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654