February 2019—
4:30 pm—7:00 pm

Philanthropy New York
320 East 43rd St.
New York, NY 10017

This is a funders-only gathering.


We invite you to join Media Impact Funders and Philanthropy New York for a special screening and discussion of the powerful film The Armor of Light and a conversation about our fractured political culture and the possibility of having people come together across deep party lines to find common ground.

In a gripping portrait of courage, director Abigail E. Disney follows the journey of an Evangelical minister trying to find the moral strength to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. The Armor of Light tracks Reverend Rob Schenck, anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right, who breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life. Reverend Schenck is shocked and perplexed by the reactions of his long-time friends and colleagues who warn him away from this complex, politically explosive issue.

  • The role funders can play in the public debate around gun violence and in leveraging documentary film for social change
  • How to create film campaigns that mirror the fundamentals of issue campaigning
  • The role independent filmmakers play in fostering greater understanding of the human condition
  • How to create viable and effective political action
  • Abigail E. Disney, Filmmaker
  • Jamie Dobie, Executive Director, Peace Is Loud
  • Vince Stehle (Moderator), Executive Director, Media Impact Funders