Relationship Building Allyship

Hate Can't Stop A Sisterhood

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 of Salaam Shalom chapters in Austin, Chicago, and across the Nation, the Sisters build a powerful network of hope in a time of chaos and hate.

Filmed over the course of three years, Emmy-winning filmmakers, Kirsten Kelly and Katie Taber have worked with Sisters from across the nation to capture this powerful story. In Fall 2020, the film is launching a multi-year screenings and engagement campaign, working with an exciting list of partners such as The Pluralism Project at Harvard and Southern Poverty Law Center, among many others.

Directed by Kirsten Kelly & Katie Taber   |   Run Time 39 minutes   |   A Transform Films Production

Impact Goal

The year-long national social impact campaign for Stranger/Sister is designed to be a powerful catalyst for dialogue and to create opportunities to educate, engage and activate the public to stop hate. The impact campaign goals, inspired by the incredible work of the Sisterhood, focus on: uniting communities against hate, intentional relationship building, and creating peaceful dialogue across lines of difference. 

Launch Campaign

The national social impact campaign for Stranger/Sister launched in March 2021, in alignment with Women’s History Month. The campaign is designed to create opportunities to educate, engage and activate the public to stop hate.

of Americans seldom or never interact with someone who do not share their political party.
of Americans say they seldom or never interact with someone who does not share their sexual orientation.
of Americans seldom or never interact with someone who does not share their race, ethnicity, or religion.

Expand Reach

Since the launch, the film has screened at a variety of organizations in both faith and secular communities, including: Temple B'nai Shalom; Virginia Theological Seminary; Ebenezer Baptist Church; Holy Apostles Episcopal Church Brooklyn; FDNY; InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit; Rutgers Interfaith Alliance; Harvard Divinity School; Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies; AbbVie; and Ovative Group.

Meaningful Partnerships

Odyssey Impact® partnered with the Pluralism Project at Harvard University, which created the Discussion and Resource Guide that accompanies the film.


Let's change the world together

Odyssey Impact® equips you with the tools you need to have a successful screening, so anyone can be a screening host! 

You can host a screening just about anywhere — at your local library, house of worship, office, book club, classroom, civic groups, schools, museums, and more! Screenings can even be hosted virtually.

Just fill out the form below, and we’ll guide you through the process.

Step out of your comfort zone and commit to engaging in a conversation with someone unlike yourself. Share your #StrangerToSister story on social media.

Odyssey’s custom-built resources serve as tools to build awareness, shift attitudes, and inspire action directly in your community. We have discussion guides, facilitator guides, faith-based guides, and more!

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One conversation at a time

Here are just a few stories of transformative screenings that communities have hosted of Stranger/Sister.

The story of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom brought hope and inspiration during Women’s History Month this year: we partnered with the Kaufman Interfaith Institute in Western Michigan for a screening of Stranger/Sister and discussion moderated by Dr. Jennifer Howe Peace with Sisterhood of Salaam


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