Embodied Solidarity Beyond the Veil
In a December 10, 2015, Facebook post, Dr. Larycia Hawkins invited all women into a narrative of embodied solidarity--hijab-wearing solidarity with our Muslim sisters. The photo and caption at left are from that original post.
Beyond mere tolerance of difference, whether political, ideological, or religious, Dr. Hawkins continues to invite us to join an embodied narrative of actual as opposed to theoretical unity; human solidarity as opposed to mere nationalistic, sentimentality.
From Zombie Politics to Embodied Solidarity
Dr. Hawkins TEDx Talk asserts that the US has a "zombie political economy" wherein we create monsters out of "inner city" black boys, sustain structures that imprison them from birth (the school to prison pipeline), and holocaust them American style (mass incarceration). Doc Hawk compares our current devaluation of the bodied of the oppressed to the Rwandan genocide and implores us to reclaim a robust concept of human dignity by practicing embodied solidarity.
Same God: The Documentary
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Linda Midgett is producing a documentary on the question of whether Muslims and Christians worship the same god using Dr. Hawkins Facebook post, and its fallout in multiple spheres, as a prism through which to answer the question.