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FILM: Help Wanted? Immigration and Work

Posted on: October 16th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

Screening of Destination America Episode 1: The Golden Door by Stephen Stept and David Grubin. In this first episode from the acclaimed four-part series on immigration, historians Donna Gabaccia and Janet Nolan, among others, provide a historical context for America’s longstanding and sometimes conflicted relationship with immigrant labor. Reflecting that “once, there was no such thing as an illegal immigrant. If you could get here, you could stay,” Prof. Gabaccia notes that, from the start of U.S. history, immigrants were recognized as necessary to the country’s economic growth. The film focuses on three groups’ histories of immigration to America, looking at their reasons for emigrating, where they settled, and what kinds of work they contributed.

Part of Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience. The Becoming American series is a three-month public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.

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CONVERSATION: “What do I do?” Strategies for Bystanders Workshop

Posted on: October 11th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

Co-hosted by Museum L-A and Green Dot L/A.

Green Dot L/A partners with a nationally recognized violence and harassment prevention program to offer bystander trainings, at no cost, to local organizations and groups. Presentations can range from short introductions to longer skill-building trainings, each tailored to the groups needs. We have all felt it…that impulse to act to protect someone nearby from a harmful act or words, but may not have known what to do. Join us for a look at how anyone can make their community a little safer by discouraging violence in flexible, practical ways. Limited capacity, please register to attend here.

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FILM: Between Two Worlds: Identity and Acculturation

Posted on: October 10th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

Screening of The New Americans Episode 1: The Nigerians by Steve James. In this series, Steve James, co-producer of the acclaimed documentary Hoop Dreams, turns his camera on the struggles of the Nwidor family, Nigerians forced to flee their home due to military oppression. Israel, a former chemical engineer, his wife Ngozi and their two children have been waiting for resettlement for years in a refugee camp in Benin. They share their hopes and humorously acknowledge their exaggerated expectations of new life in America. In their first weeks in low-income housing in Chicago, they are grateful for a dry place to sleep and their first McDonald’s hamburgers, but find much of their new world confusing. Both parents struggle with low-paying jobs in the hotel industry, and the expectations of their family in Nigeria to send money home regularly. We watch as their attempts to adapt and succeed crumble at times into despair, but also share with them moments of hope as they struggle to attain their American Dream.

Part of Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience. The Becoming American series is a three-month public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.

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LECTURE: Welcome to Dawnland: The First Nations host the First Immigrants | Dr. Chris Beach

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

Dr. Beach’s talk will focus on the 1600s, when the indigenous Wabanaki nations hosted the first French and English immigrants to their Dawnland tidewater territories. Dr. Beach is a Maine immigrant himself, and an historian long interested in Maine and nearby Canadian history.

Part of Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience. The Becoming American series is a three-month public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.

Sponsored by Museum L-A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LECTURE: Soldiers and Kings | Jason De León

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

Lecture title: Soldiers and Kings: Violence, Masculinity, and Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico

By Jason De León, MMV artist and Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan

Since 2015 I have been involved in an analog photoethnographic project focused on documenting the daily lives of Honduran smugglers who profit from transporting undocumented migrants across Mexico. In this talk I discuss the relationship between transnational gangs and the human smuggling industry and outline the complicated role that photography plays as a field method and data source in this violent, hyper-masculine, and ethically challenging ethnographic context.

Lecture in the Keck Classroom, Pettengill Hall, Bates College. Sponsored by the Bates Department of Anthropology.

 

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FILM: Promise and Prejudice

Posted on: September 29th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

Screening of Welcome to Shelbyville by Kim A. Snyder. This powerful documentary takes an in-depth look at Shelbyville, a small Tennessee town in the heart of the Bible Belt, as it grapples with discrimination in the face of changing demographics. On the eve of the 2008 presidential election, Shelbyville’s longtime residents are challenged with how best to integrate a burgeoning Latino population, as well as the recent arrival of hundreds of Somali refugees of Muslim faith, hired by the local Tyson chicken processing plant. Without taking sides, the film presents the concerns and aspirations of all members of the Shelbyville community with dignity and respect. And it tracks the attempts of a group of citizens to address their fears of cultural difference by reaching out to their neighbors in new ways, with unexpected and often inspiring consequences.

Part of Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience. The Becoming American series is a three-month public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.

Please register to attend here. Sponsored by Museum L-A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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