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Harvest of Empire Screening

Monday, September 22, 2014
12:00 AM
B760 School of Social Work

Sponsored by the Latino Social Work Coalition in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Screening of Harvest of Empire

The documentary focuses on seven countries located in the Latin American regions closest to the U.S. We see the true origins of massive migrations from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Nicaragua.  

The living history depicted in Harvest of Empire is a moving, inspiring and often heartbreaking tale that must become part of our national conversation about immigration.  As filmmakers, our hope is to spark civil dialogue and help to:

  • Challenge the negative stereotypes of Latino immigrants
  • Raise awareness about the true origins of the Latino presence in the U.S.
  • Focus attention on the contributions of Latino immigrants to our society
  • Expose the harsh language being used to describe Latinos in the media
  • Develop a deeper understanding for the real-life impact of U.S. foreign policy

Be sure to stick around for the Q&A with Dr. Mara Ostfeld from the School of Public Policy, Dr. Jorge Delva and Dr. David Cordova.  Dinner will be provided.