Film explores controversy over ex-Wheaton College prof who wore hijab to support Muslims

ct-1540235914-z4rka8bssk-snap-imageSource: Chicago Tribune

A documentary about a tenured Wheaton College professor who lost her job after she posted pictures of herself in a hijab and claimed Christians and Muslims worship the same god is scheduled to screen Thursday in Chicago.

Larycia Hawkins’ symbolic gesture, which was meant to show “embodied solidarity” with Muslim women, divided the west suburban evangelical school and made national headlines. It also caught the attention of Emmy-winning producer and Wheaton College graduate Linda Midgett, who said she was “really troubled by what was going on” at Wheaton and along the 2016 presidential campaign trail.

Midgett reached out to fellow alumni with the idea to do a documentary about Hawkins, who was the school’s first female black tenured professor. “Same God,” which premiered last month at the L.A. Film Festival, is scheduled to be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Museum of Broadcast Communications.

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