Reel Talk is an opportunity chance to bring our faith to bear on perhaps the most culturally influential medium in American culture – Hollywood movies. Reel Talk was started during the CoVid-19 pandemic as a way for us to gather via Zoom to discuss movies that present us with difficult cultural, theological, philosophical, and ethical issues.
Reel Talk is open to the pubic. We do ask that you watch the movie before the discussion. Discussion will be led by individuals who have special knowledge or experience in the subject matter of the movie, and moderated by an LPC staff member.
Harriet – June 19 – 7 p.m. via Zoom
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Reel Talk: Harriet Panel
Rebecca Washington-Lindsey, PH.D.
Dr. Rebecca is a professional educator, speaker, and author. She has a heart for helping others whether its teaching them how to identify their talents and gifts or helping them hone their professional skills or acquiring new knowledge. Rebecca’s educational career included teaching elementary students, middle and high school English where she developed a curriculum that opened her students’ minds, while simultaneously motivating them and enhancing new knowledge in English. In addition to being an educator she has been an educational specialist; mentoring and motivating teachers, a principle, and later an adjunct professor of cultural studies and communication at the university level. Her work at the university level ultimately led to numerous public speaking venues helping others to work through their problems and reach their goals.
Rebecca’s passion is serving on the foreign mission field, where she has served for 14 years. That has taken her around the world to such places as: Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, Central America, and Europe. She has co-authored two books: Remarkable Women of Faith and Success is a State of Mind, and self-authored, “Teaching Isn’t for Cowards.”
Rebecca holds degrees in: Business Administration, Sociology/Psychology (BA), Speech Communication (MA), Education (MA) and Interracial-Intercultural Communication (PH.D.).
PhD Candidate, Film and Visual Studies, Harvard University
Nathan Roberts is a PhD Candidate in the Film and Visual Studies program at Harvard University studying the connection between media and relational ethics. He believes that film has the power to forge aesthetic bonds that help us reconsider relational possibilities. At NYU, he studied with the author Zadie Smith and he has taught multiple iterations of the course “Media Journalism: Aesthetics and Ethics, Race and Politics” for Harvard Summer School. His previous writing on media, race, and Christianity can be found here.
Rev. Gary Mills
Gary is an honorably retired ordained minister in the PCUSA, a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary with continuing education in business management, psychology and photographic arts.