"ELLIS" Film Premiere and Immigration Panel Discussion
Monday, November 09, 2015 11:30 AM

University of Minnesota
Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Mpls., MN

Monday, Nov. 9 at 11:30

Refugees. Birthright citizenship. Border security, Dreamers. With people on the move around the world, immigration remains one of the most hotly debated issues both inside and outside of the United States. As a country that has both welcomed and excluded immigrants, the United States and its immigration history offers unique perspectives on the contemporary immigration debates.

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 15-minute 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, Minneapolis; and Peter Rachleff, co-founder of the East Side Freedom Library, St. Paul.

Please RSVP today!

This event is hosted by Immigration History Research Center. 

Co-sponsored by The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis; Asian American Studies Program; Center for Austrian Studies; Center for New Americans, Law School; Department of American Studies; Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; Department of History; Department of Sociology; East Side Freedom Library, St. Paul; Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs; Institute for Advanced Study; Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; Race, Indigeneity, Gender and Sexuality Studies Initiative