Harvard Divinity School Film Series - Us Kids: We Call BS


Monday, November 18, 2019, 3:00pm to 6:00pm


Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Monday Matinees, "The Politics of the Unseen: Exploring the Moral Imagination" presents We Call BS, a film in progress, features Emma Gonzalez, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when she gave a powerful speech at an anti-gun rally on February 18, 2018, calling "BS" on lawmakers and gun advocates.

Following the film, Robb Moss, Harvard College Professor and Chair of the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard, converses with Us Kids director Kim Snyder, Us Kids producer Maria Cuomo Coles, David Hogg, Harvard student and March for Our Lives founder, and Bria Smith, Emerson student and March for Our Lives board member. Dialogue with the audience will be encouraged.

This is the fourth 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. Priority seating will be given to registered participants. Doors close promptly at 3:00 PM.

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.