Stranger/Sister Film Screening and Discussion

Stranger/Sister Film poster featuring a Muslim and a Jew

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


This event is free to attend.
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This event will take place over Zoom. Please register to receive the link to join.


Join us on Feb 9th at 6:30pm as we watch and discuss the documentary film, Stranger/Sister. 


The United States is experiencing a surge in hate crimes as a tide of white supremacy gathers momentum nationwide. Muslim and Jewish communities are particularly at risk. Stranger/Sister is the story of two ordinary women, one Muslim and one Jewish, who dare to believe they can join hands to stop the wave of hate. 

Overcoming a long history of distrust between their two religions, they build a movement that turns strangers into sisters, challenging our assumptions about how to fight hate in America. Intimately following women from Sisterhood chapters in Austin, Chicago and across the Nation, the Sisters build a powerful network of hope in a time of chaos and hate.

To view the trailer for the film, please click here: Stranger/Sister Trailer 

We will watch the 45 min documentary together and then have a panel style discussion and Q/A of the film and its topics.

The Panel will feature Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom co-founders Sheryl Olitzky and Atiya Aftab, Director/Producer Kirsten Kelly, and will be moderated by Jennifer Howe Peace, senior advisor for the Pluralism Project at Harvard University.

Both the screening and panel discussion will take place on Zoom. If you'd like to join, please register to receive the link.

Listen to Director Kirsten Kelly and Kyle Kooyers discuss the film on the WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin


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Kaufman Interfaith Institute

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