Backs Against the Wall: A Film Screening & Discussion on the Howard Thurman Story

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When and Where:
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
at Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall (Butler University)

4600 Sunset Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Special Venue Instructions: Free & paid parking (more below).
thurman movie poster
Interfaith Youth Ambassador Program, Robert Saler, Callie Smith


Event Description:

Join in on a documentary film screening of “Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story” followed by a riveting discussion and multi-art performance inspired by this influential theologian, poet, mystic, and philosopher of nonviolence.

Howard Thurman, the 20th century’s leading theorist of non-violent social transformation, sought a non-violent revolution that would redefine society in some ways suddenly, and in others gradually. Thurman drew his revolutionary ideas from different religious traditions and experimented with radical new forms of worship aimed at changing the relation between religion and social justice. Honoring that idea, this event will feature readings of Howard Thurman’s poetry, liturgical dance, and youth from the Center for Interfaith Cooperation’s Young Ambassador Program reading selections from Hindu, Buddhist, Quaker, and Catholic thinkers and activists who shaped Thurman’s philosophy. 
After the discussion of the film, audience members will be invited to stay and discuss how Thurgood’s ideas and experiences can help Indianapolis religious institutions’ work for a more just society.   

A limited number of metered parking spaces are available on campus. Garage parking can be found at the Sunset Avenue Garage near Clowes Hall (6—8 minute walk to the Recital Hall). 

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs encouraged by Nov. 5.

Presented by the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and Butler University Center for Faith and Vocation. Part of the New View Film Series.