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| Thursday, April 11, 2019 |
Global event

Moral Revival and the Poor People's Campaign: Duffy Colloquium

7:30 PM

The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis is an ordained minister with the Presbyterian Church, the Director of the Kairos Center for Rights, Religions, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary and the Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. She has spent the past two decades organizing amongst the poor and dispossessed in the United States, working with and advising grassroots organizations around the country. She has led hundreds of trainings and bible studies, and recently published “Always With Us: What Jesus Really Said About the Poor”.


In 2018, alongside the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber, Theoharis helped to launch the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Over the coming years, the Campaign will organize poor people across race, religion, geography, political party and other so-called lines of division to fuel a moral revolution of values in the country.


The Poor People's campaign connects the dots between issues of oppression due to class, race, labor, faith environment, LGBTQ identities through a moral framework in order to empower those at the margins. Using the tools of grassroots organizing the Campaign works with local groups to speak truth to power.
Dr. Theoharis will speak to local and state manifestations of national issues.
Global event

Queer Film Festival

7:30 PM
It's time for the second annual Queer Film Festival brought to you by SAGA! The theme this year is women loving women. We're bringing you four films over the course of four nights. The films and nights are: The Miseducation of Cameron Post (April 8th), Mosquita y Mari (April 9th), Boy Meets Girl (April 10th), and Rafiki (April 11th).
Below are the summaries for each film:
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018): After teenager Cameron Post is caught in the backseat of a car with another girl on homecoming night, her conservative Christian aunt sends her to a gay conversion therapy camp. Cw: Gay conversion therapy, descriptions of violence, self-harm, mention of suicide, blood. Runtime 96 minutes.
Mosquita y Mari (2012): In a fast-paced immigrant community where dreams are often lost to economic survival, two young Chicanas contemplate life when they stir unexpected desires in each other. Mosquita y Mari is a coming of age story that focuses on a tender friendship between two young Chicanas. Yolanda and Mari are growing up in Huntington Park, Los Angeles and have only known loyalty to one thing: family. Growing up in immigrant households, both girls are expected to prioritize the well-being of their families. Yolanda, an only child, delivers straight A's and the hope of the American Dream while Mari, the eldest, shares economic responsibilities with her undocumented family who scrambles to make ends meet. -- (C) Official Site. Runtime 85 minutes.
Boy Meets Girl (2014): Ricky, a 21-year-old transgender woman living in small-town USA, dreams of becoming a fashion designer in New York. The film explores her relationships with her family, her childhood best friend Bobby, and new romantic interest, Francesca. Cw: transphobia, transphobic slurs, self-harm mention. Runtime 99 minutes.
Rafiki (2018): "Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. Cw: Violence. Runtime 83 minutes.