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In Person and Online! – Join us on February 24, 2022, at 7 pm for a screening of the documentary film “For They Know Not What They Do.”

From the New York Times: “Daniel Karslake’s documentary follows four families navigating issues of faith in relation to the sexual orientations and gender identities of their children.”

“On June 26, 2015, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Supreme Court in anticipation of its decision to legalize same-sex marriage. It was a watershed moment that, in the words of former President Barack Obama, marked “a big step in our march toward equality.” ”

“But it was just the beginning. “For They Know Not What They Do,” a compelling documentary by Daniel Karslake, outlines the uneven path toward progress for L.G.B.T.Q. people in the United States by following four families navigating issues of faith in relation to the sexual orientations and gender identities of their children.”

““For They Know Not What They Do” hits the touchstones of a good documentary — absorbing testimonies, compelling narratives and effective commentary that highlight the violence faced by L.G.B.T.Q. people (especially transgender people of color). But its success comes from interrogating the cultural assumption that there is no space for a range of sexual orientations and gender identities within religious communities. Because for most of these families, faith is a tool for understanding, not exclusion.”

The film 1 hour and 32 minutes long. After the screening Emerson Board Trustee Michael Bloom will facilitate a discussion about the film.

For those attending online: RSVP’s are now closed.

For those attending in person: Masks must we worn at all times and social distancing required. No refreshments provided.

 

Due to film licensing restrictions, this showing is only open to Emerson members.

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