HU to Host gOD Talk Documentary Film Tour, in Partnership with Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and Pew Research Center

Hampton, Va. (March7, 2024) –Hampton University is proud to announce its collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and the Pew Research Center to host the gOD-Talk Documentary Film Tour, on Wednesday, March 27th, at HU, showcasing the acclaimed film directed and produced by Dr. Teddy Reeves, a distinguished alumnus of Hampton University and the Curator of Religion for NMAAHC. The screening is free and open to the public.

The evening will commence with an invitation-only reception in Clarke Hall from 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., providing attendees with an opportunity to engage with fellow guests and esteemed speakers. Following the reception, the screening of gOD-Talk: A Black Millennials and Faith Conversation will take place in Ogden Hall from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The documentary offers a compelling exploration of faith among Black millennials, providing insights into their perspectives and experiences.

Concluding the event, a brief panel discussion will be held from 9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring Dr. Reeves alongside several distinguished Hamptonians who were prominently featured in the film. This segment promises to further delve into the themes presented in the documentary and foster meaningful dialogue among attendees.

“We are excited to host the gOD-Talk Documentary Film Tour at Hampton University,” said Linda Malone-Colon, Ph.D., dean of the HU School of Liberal Arts and Education. “This event aligns perfectly with our commitment to fostering intellectual discourse and promoting cultural understanding within our community.”

The collaboration between Hampton University, NMAAHC, and the Pew Research Center underscores a shared dedication to advancing conversations surrounding faith, identity, and culture. Through initiatives such as the gOD-Talk Documentary Film Tour, these institutions aim to facilitate dialogue, inspire reflection, and celebrate diverse perspectives.

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Founded in 1868, Hampton University has been the Standard of Excellence in higher education for over 150 years. Rich in history and tradition, Hampton University is recognized as one of the top historically black colleges and universities in the world, and recently named the top private university in Virginia. Hampton provides a broad range of technical, liberal arts and graduate degree programs. HU is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations.

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