Coming to Shawnee February 23, 2020

View the two-minute trailer below

Same God, a documentary of empathy, humanity and solidarity, follows the journey of professor, activist and Shawnee native Larycia Hawkins.

A black professor at Wheaton—a Christian school—Hawkins showed her support for her Muslim sisters by donning a hijab throughout Advent. Her actions initiated an international conversation about the nature of God and the possibilities for multifaith solidarity. The result was a legal separation from the college, a place that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. The documentary, directed by Wheaton College alumna Linda Midgett, explores the polarization taking place within the evangelical community.

Dr. Hawkins, is being inducted into the Shawnee Educational Foundation Hall of Fame during the organization's 20th annual banquet, Monday, February 24.

Midgett is an independent documentary filmmaker, TV producer, showrunner, and screenwriter with credits on NBC-Universal, History, A&E, Discovery, PBS, National Geographic, and Lifetime Movie Network.


Panel Discussion

Following the film screening, Dr. Hawkins and the film's director, Linda Midgett, will continue the conversation with questions submitted in advance by attendees. This will be a very informative session to take a deeper dive into the issues we're all curious about.

We welcome you to join in supporting the Same God Documentary Screening in Shawnee. Click the button to donate online or send your check to St. Paul's UMC with Same God Film in the memo, 301 N Beard, Shawnee, OK 74801.

This documentary screening will not be possible without financial support to bring these incredible women and their story to Shawnee. We are seeking to raise a minimum of $1,500, and any amount will help us make our goal.