INVITATION: Thurs., 1/20/22, 8 pm ET, If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

@AtwoodSociety @JaniceOCG YOU ARE INVITED to watch the LIVE webcast, Thurs., 1/20/22, 8:00 pm ET, feat. @cassady2euca Rev. Dr. Susan K. Williams Smith & Dr. #CynthiaAnnBaron in “American Democracy Under Siege: Cults, Cultures and Religions” – Season 1 of “If America Fails?:  The Coming Tyranny.”

YOU ARE INVITED to watch the LIVE webcast, Thursday, 1/20/2022, 8:00 pm ET, of Season 1 of “If America Fails?:  The Coming Tyranny.”  This discussion group explores themes presented by The Handmaid’s Tale HULU Series, which is an adaptation of the book, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” by Margaret Atwood.  Co-hosted by Janice Graham and L. Michelle Odom, “If America Fails?” is a production of TruthWorks Network.

This week’s chat reflects upon “American Democracy Under Siege: Cults, Cultures and Religions.”

Founded By Rev. Dr. Susan K. Williams Smith
Founded By Rev. Dr. Susan K. Williams Smith

WATCH Rev. Dr. Susan K. Williams Smith, Founder and Executive Director, Crazy Faith Ministries – LIVE – Thursday, January 20, 2022, 8 pm ET, on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel, when she joins “If America Fails?:  The Coming Tyranny,” in discussion on Cults, Cultures and Religions in The Handmaid’s Tale, and modern American culture.

ABOUT THIS EPISODE:

We will examine through the lens of the story/film prominent issues of the current toxic political environment in America and the relevance of the images and culture we witness in it.  We look to tonight’s guest experts for assistance in learning about changes happening in religion today, and grasping the theological and cinematic implications of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”  We explore the themes and lessons of the dystopian tale, reflecting on the aspects of how a cult mindset, diffusion of culture, and the influence of narrow religious aggression can contribute to the masses of people deciding to tolerate the process of eradicating democracy and accepting an autocratic, oppressive form of government.

By Dr. Cynthia Ann Baron
By Dr. Cynthia Ann Baron

WATCH Dr. Cynthia Ann Baron, Associate Professor, Theatre and Film, Bowling Green State University – LIVE – Thursday, January 20, 2022, 8 pm ET, on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel, when she joins “If America Fails?:  The Coming Tyranny,” in discussion on Cults, Cultures and Religions in The Handmaid’s Tale, modern American culture and film.

ABOUT THIS EPISODE’S GUESTS:

Dr. Cynthia Ann Baron is an Associate Professor in Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University, where she researches and teaches; authors scholarly books and articles on subjects related to the discipline; and provides keynote speeches and other presentations at conferences both domestically and internationally She has taught courses on intersections between the film-media industry, national security, and cultural moments; and,  Hollywood, Censorship, and American Culture; and Performance and Theatre in the Americas.

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Williams Smith is an ordained minister, pastor, musician, writer, and activist living in Columbus, OH She is the Founder and Executive Director of Crazy Faith Ministries, a non-traditional church where “church is not a place where you go, it is something you do.” The ministry provides outreach and services for homeless people; services for children of incarcerated parents; voter education and registration, and more. Williams Smith has published six books, including Crazy Faith:  Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, (2009); The Book of Jeremiah: The Life and Ministry of Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., (2014); Rest for the Justice-Seeking Soul, (2019); and With Liberty & Justice for Some: The Bible, the Constitution, and Racism in America, (2020). She has been awarded an Independent Press Award in the category of cultural and social issues.

ABOUT THE HANDMAID’S TALE:

“IF AMERICA FAILS?:  The Coming Tyranny,” examines a fictional story to explore the real potential of the U.S. as a failed state.  A new totalitarian society is created in the dystopian world of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”  It resonates, frighteningly, with the dramatic efforts happening in the United States today—to suppress voting rights, limit a woman’s right to choose, criminalize free speech, distort education, rewrite history, and other threats taking place in the country now.  Our Black voice collaborative considers the themes presented by the universally-focused web series, from a Black perspective—relating them to real-life current events—and warns, the time to fight fascism is NOW!

WATCH | Thurs., 1/20/22, 8 pm ET | If America Fails?:  The Coming Tyranny | TruthWorks Network

Published by Loga Michelle Odom @Odomanian

Founder/Host, Reading Changes Lives; Former Senior Producer, OUR COMMON GROUND Media / TruthWorks Network / If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

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