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IRIS Virtual Movie Club: New Immigrants and Refugee Visions
May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join IRIS and area studies outreach for an on-line discussion of a series of ten, short (approximately 10 minutes/each) documentaries called “New Immigrant and Refugee Visions.” According to films’ web site, “The stories produced provide a unique insider perspective on the integration challenges faced by immigrants and the contributions they make to our culture, economy and social fabric.” The films focus on the following topics:
- a young Rohingya man
- a Somali family
- a group of Haitians helping each other
- a Ugandan nursing assistant
- an Indian woman politician
- a Dominican mother and daughter
- an Ethiopian minister
- a Puerto Rican activist
- a Bhutanese Christian
- a Haitian choreographer
The on-line film discussion will take place using Webex on Monday, May 18, at 4:00 CST. If you are a Wisconsin teacher interested in taking part in this event, please e-mail your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by the close of business Wednesday, May 13th. Once the RSVP is received , you will be sent a link to the movies, which you will watch on your own time at home prior to our virtual meeting. There is no charge to participants to watch the movies.