April 23, 2015
In collaboration with the Turkish Student Association at the University of Texas at El Paso, The Dialogue Institute of the Southwest El Paso branch proudly presented the film “Love is a Verb” this past April 23rd at the University of Texas of El Paso Cinema completely free of admission.
Love Is A Verb is an examination of a social movement of Sufi inspired Sunni Muslims that began in Turkey in the l960s and now reaches across the globe. The group is called Hizmet, the Turkish word for service or The Gulen Movement after its inspiration, leader and beloved teacher Fethullah Gulen, a man that Time Magazine named as one of the most influential leaders in the world in 2013.
Around 120 people gathered at the University of Texas of El Paso for the screening of “Love is a Verb: a documentary film”. The Dialogue Institute was also honored to bring Mr.James Harrington, Director, Texas Civil Rights Project, as a movie speaker and to answer any questions that the audience had regarding the the Hizmet movement.
Jim Harrington, a human rights attorney with nearly four decades of experience, is founder and director of the Texas Civil Rights Project. He graduated from the School of Law at the University of Detroit, from where he also holds a Masters in philosophy. He has taught at the University of Texas School of Law as an adjunct professor for twenty-six years. Harrington has handled landmark civil rights cases, written and published widely, and served on human rights delegations in different areas of the world.
Check out El Diario’s article on the screening of “love is a Verb”: