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Film and Race at Trinity Wall Street

Trinity Church Wall Street will host “Scene & Unseen: Facing Race Through Film,” Feb. 8-9 at St. Paul’s Chapel.

Daveed Diggs, who wrote Blindspotting with Rafael Casal, will join a panel discussion of the film. The two-day conference will also feature a screening of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989).

Other speakers include:

  • Melanie DeMore, activist
  • The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, theologian and author of Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God; dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Seminary;
  • Greg Garrett, professor of English at Baylor University and author of The Gospel According to Hollywood;
  • Michael B. Gillespie, associate professor of film at City College of New York and author of Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film;
  • Melissa Harris-Perry, professor and Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center;
  • Catherine Meeks, executive director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing and editor of Living into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America;
  • Stanley T. Talbert, PhD candidate, Union Theological Seminary and writer;
  • Lisa L. Thompson, assistant professor of homiletics at Union Theological Seminary and author of Ingenuity: Preaching as an Outsider.


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