This conference will use film as a vehicle to engage in conversations about structural racism, both past and present, and faith. Participants will explore how cinema can reveal structural racism, foster dialogue, and ignite transformation towards healing and reconciliation. These conversations in our faith communities aren’t optional; they are the gospel.
Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D, professor and Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center.
The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, theologian and author, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God; Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Seminary
Greg Garrett, PhD, Professor of English at Baylor University and author, The Gospel According to Hollywood
Catherine Meeks, PhD, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing and editor of Living into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America
Michael B. Gillespie, Associate Professor of Film at The City College of New York, CUNY and author of Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film
Stanley T. Talbert, Ph.D. candidate, Union Theological Seminary, writer
Lisa L. Thompson, Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Union Theological Seminary, New York and author of Ingenuity: Preaching as an Outsider
Melanie DeMore, vocal activist
Learn more and register at www.trinitywallstreet.org/unseen2019