Virtual Speaker


While our communities are stuck at home, the Same God team would love to join your screening and conversation virtually. For ideas and tools to set up your virtual event, check out our Virtual Screenings Guide.

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Filmmaker Linda Midgett and Dr. Larycia Hawkins are available to join events for virtual Q&As. If you have confirmed your schedule with us by email, please complete your purchase of your virtual speaker(s) here. We will plan to join your event by the technology discussed with you by email.

About Director Linda Midgett

Linda Midgett is an independent filmmaker, producer, showrunner and screenwriter
with more than 600 hours of writing, producing and directing credits on many major
networks, including NBC-Universal, The History Channel, A&E, Discovery, PBS, National
Geographic and LMN (Lifetime Movie Network). Her first independent feature
documentary, “Same God,” is being distributed by Aspiration Entertainment, and is
scheduled for a national limited theatrical March 8, 2020. “Same God” won the Jury
Award for Best Documentary at the Bentonville Film Festival in 2019.

About Dr. Larycia Hawkins

Larycia Hawkins, PhD., is a scholar, a political science professor, and activist. While a professor
at a Christian university, Wheaton College, she declared her intention in a viral Facebook post to
don a hijab in embodied solidarity with Muslim sisters throughout the season of Advent. Her
actions initiated a national and international conversation about the nature of God and the
possibilities for multi-faith solidarity in a time where Islamaphobia, xenophobia, religiously-
motivated hate crimes, and racism are more prolific than any time in history. Living out the
Sermon on the Mount also resulted in a legal separation from Wheaton College, where she was
the first black woman to receive tenure in the university’s history—a history inclusive of being a
stop on the Underground Railroad. Today, Professor Hawkins is General Faculty in the Departments of Politics and Religious Studies at the University of Virginia; serves as Faculty in the Religion, Race, and Democracy Lab; is a co-convener of the Religion and its Publics Project of the Henry Luce Foundation; and is a Faculty Fellow on the Race, Faith, and Culture Project at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.


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Virtual Speaker

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