Pre-Conference Workshop

AAR & SBL Pre-Conference Workshop with Odyssey Impact

Teaching with Film for Social Change Learning

Friday, November 22 – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Convention Center-22 (Upper Level East)

This workshop will begin with lunch and will be followed by a presentation from Odyssey Impact about Odyssey documentary films for community engagement and social change learning. Odyssey Impact team members will share lessons learned from their impact campaigns. Invited faculty presenters will discuss issues of social change learning and teaching strategies in the classroom.

The focus: Participants will engage questions about how to tackle issues such as: student resistance, sensitive content, and social change learning dynamics and issues in the classroom. Additional questions will involve how does social change learning happen – during a film and after? What creates action and/or transformed perspective? How is it measured? When does it fail? What teaching strategies are most effective?

Pre-registration required.
Limit 50 participants. Active teaching faculty are encouraged to pre-register.
Contact: Beth Reffett,

Anne Faustin-Davis, Director for Faith-Based Coalitions, Odyssey Impact
Kirsten Kelly, Impact Producer/Filmmaker, Odyssey Impact
Storm Swain, United Lutheran Seminary
Ralph Watkins, Columbia Theological Seminary

Katie Givens Kime, Odyssey Impact
Paul Myhre, Wabash Center

Wabash Center