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Shelter: A Viewing and Discussion with Leigh Finke



In this arts lunch on June 29, 2021, local filmmaker Leigh Finke shared a short experimental film she created, which captures her experience of a month-long depressive episode that occurred during the pandemic. The viewing was followed by a discussion of the film itself, representations of queer and trans pain and joy, and general Q & A. (Stay tuned for a link to her film!)

Leigh Finke is a writer, producer, and editor from St. Paul, Minnesota, and is also the creator of Totally Gay Productions  Her work focuses on religion and culture and how both intersect with the lives of queer people. Her books include Queerfully and Wonderfully Made: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens and Welcoming and Affirming: A Guide to Supporting and Working with LGBTQ+ Christian YouthHer films include White Savior: Racism in the American Church and Ending the Silence: Confronting Sexual Shame in the Church.


Dr. Jennifer Awes Freeman

Jennifer Awes Freeman is Associate Professor and Program Director of Theology and the Arts at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.

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