Harvard Divinity School Film Series: Harriet


Monday, November 18, 2019, 7:00pm to 10:00pm


Kendall Square Cinema, 355 Binney Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

"The Politics of the Unseen: Exploring the Moral Imagination" presents Harriet, the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Following the film, David B. Wilkins, the Lester Kissel Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and the Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, Swartz Resident Practitioner in Ministry Studies at HDS, will be in conversation with Harriet producer Debra Martin Chase. Dialogue with the audience will be encouraged. The KUUMBA Signers of Harvard College will also perform.

This is the last of a special film series that focuses on issues of social and racial justice; ethics of data collection and its impact on free elections; moral leadership; gun violence; and dreams of farming and caring for the land. Discussions will center around what role the moral imagination plays in addressing societal concerns, how each film contributes to our understanding of social change, and how we as community might engage more fully in movement building rooted in creativity and compassion. This event is free and open to the public.

Harvard Divinity School gratefully acknowledges the support of the Susan Shallcross Swartz Endowment for Christian Studies for this event.  Partners for the event are the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School; Harvard University Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies; and the Constellation Project.