New Immigrant & Refugee Visions: Screening and Conversation with Michael Sheridan, founder and Director of Community Supported Film, Wed. Sept 26, 5:00 – 6:30 LC 100

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New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) is a collection of documentary films made by new immigrants that 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 filmmakers made these short films to engage communities in dialogue about immigrants and immigration in the United States

The Films include stories about immigrants from around the world, including the Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Somalia, and Uganda. Their stories provide a unique insiders’ perspective on the immigrant experience through, for example, a Somali family divided generationally about whether to maintain traditions or embrace American culture; Indian immigrants whose daughter is campaigning to be elected as the first woman of color on the historically conservative and white city council of Revere, MA; and a young woman from the Dominican Republic with DACA status who faces potential deportation to a country she has not set foot in since she was four years old.

REPORT on Michael Sheridan and Aakanksha Gupta’s visit to SUNY New Paltz.

Date:  Wednesday, September 26

Time:  5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Location:  Lecture Center 100

Sponsored by Dept. of Sociology, Dept. of Digital Media & Journalism, Dean’s Office LA & S, FDC.