Feb. 13; Faculty Panel Discussion at 1-2:30 p.m., in Room A-321 in the Triton College Library.
Feb. 14; Film Screening and panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.in Room I-109 of the Triton College Cernan Earth and Space Center.
Community members are invited to help advance the ongoing discussion of immigration-related issues and challenges during a pair of upcoming events hosted by the Triton College Library, in partnership with East and West Leyden High Schools’ One Book, One Leyden program.
First, an interdisciplinary panel of faculty members will share a wide range of perspectives on the topics of immigration, refugees and volunteerism during Community and belonging: The plight of modern refugees. The panel discussion of these important and timely issues is inspired by themes of Warren St. John’s book Outcast United.
Community and belonging will take place Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1-2:30 p.m., in Room A-321 in the Triton College Library.
The following evening, the discussion continues following a special screening of the documentary, The Other Side of Immigration, a powerful film that invites viewers to examine issues pertaining to immigration/emigration from a variety of angles, some of which are not often seen or discussed in the United States.
Following the film presentation, there will be a conversation about the film as well as other immigration-related topics. As part of the discussion, Seth McLellan, film and media professor at Triton, will talk about the genre of documentary film and its relation to fiction.
Additionally, a group of immigrants from within the Triton College community will share their experiences of changing countries and continents, adjusting to new cultures and leaving their old countries behind. Our guests include immigrants from Lebanon, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Canada, France, Philippines, Indonesia, Poland and others. Community members are invited to share their experiences as an immigrant or a host of immigrants.
The film screening and panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Room I-109 of the Triton College Cernan Earth and Space Center.
Both events are free to attend and open to the community.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3591.