Monday, Nov 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Elmer Anderson Library, room 120. Hosted by the Immigration History Resource Center. Please join us for the University of Minnesota screening of the new film ELLIS starring Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and directed by the acclaimed artist JR. Set in the abandoned Ellis Island hospital complex, ELLIS uses the power of art and film to connect the histories of earlier immigrants to contemporary conversations about immigrants and refugees in the U.S. and around the world. The short narrative film will be followed by introductory remarks from Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Hanson, and a panel discussion with some of Minnesota's leading experts on immigration: Ben Casper, Director of the Center for New Americans, UMN Law School; Erika Lee, Director of the IHRC, UMN College of Liberal Arts; Michele Garnett McKenzie, Director of Advocacy at The Advocates for Human Rights; and Peter Rachleff, co-founder of the East Side Freedom Library. To RSVP and for more information. Watch the film's trailer.
Monday, November 9, 2015