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Join Georgian Court University for Critical Concerns Week 2014

GCU presents “Immigration”


Friday, November 7

GCU Casino, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Meet the Author: John Bul Dau, God Grew Tired of Us
John Bul Dau, one of the 27,000 “Lost Boys of Sudan,” was featured in the award-winning documentary film “God Grew Tired of Us” and is the author of the memoir, God Grew Tired of Us, which was published by National Geographic Press in 2007. He is also the co-author of Lost Boy, Lost Girl, and serves as president of the John Bul Dau Foundation, which advocates for dramatic changes in healthcare in South Sudan.
Open to the GCU community and the public; RSVP by October 31

Monday, November 10

Casino Ballroom, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Interfaith Prayer Service and Candlelight Vigil
The service, hosted by GCU Campus Ministry, will focus on prayers for immigrants and their families.
Open to the GCU community and the public; RSVP by October 31

Tuesday, November 11

Arts & Science Center, Little Theatre 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Panel Discussion on Immigration
Dr. Rumu DasGupta, GCU professor of sociology, talks with local immigrants, area advocates from New Labor, Casa Freehold, the Latino Coalition, and GCU criminal justice professor Dr. Bob Louden about the fight for social justice, jobs, and more.
Open to the GCU community and the public; RSVP by October 31

Wednesday, November 12

Arts & Science Center Lobby, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Information and Action Table
Campus Ministry will provide immigration resources, special prayers and will showcase ways individuals can take action on behalf of justice for immigrants.
Open to the GCU community and the public

Arts & Science Center, Little Theatre; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Documentary & Discussion
Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America

Join Dr. Rumu DasGupta, GCU professor of sociology, to watch this critically acclaimed documentary and discuss what filmmakers have to say about the connection between historical U.S. actions in Latin America and the current immigration predicament.
Open to the GCU community and the public; RSVP by October 31

Thursday, November 13

Arts & Science Center, Little Theatre, 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Film & Discussion: Supper, People on the Move
GCU Dance Director and choreographer Silvana Cardell shares her vision behind Supper, People on the Move. This performance piece, which was hosted at Swarthmore College in the summer of 2014 and won a 2014 grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, interprets the complexities of migration and dislocation.
Open to the GCU community and the public; RSVP by October 31

Arts & Science Center, Little Theatre, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Immigration and Public Education
Dr. Cathrine Beaunae, assistant professor of education and director of GCU’s P-3, Inclusive Early Childhood Program will host a panel discussion on Spanish-speaking immigrants (documented and undocumented) regarding the education of their children. The panel will address misconceptions in the social discourse related to immigrant parents’ complacency toward their children’s education.Panelists will also discuss the controversy of educating and providing social services for children whose parents are immigrants. Hear candid views on how public education and self-sufficiency are top concerns among immigrant parents. Panelists include local Head Start Executive Secretary Mayra Gallegos, Head Start Teacher Jessica Silverstein '13 and Head Start parents, Brisa Reyes, Judith Hernández and Maria Galindo.
Open to the GCU community and the public; RSVP by October 31

Friday, November 14

International Collaboration Center, Farley Rm. 202, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
From the Frontlines: Working With Immigrants
Watch a multimedia presentation by Dr. Rumu DasGupta, GCU professor of sociology, that focuses on the American Immigration Legal Association’s Artesia Pro Bono Project in New Mexico and the work of others committed to helping hundreds of women and children at a U.S. detention and processing center.
Open to the GCU community and the public; RSVP by October 31

November 10-14

Emerging Leaders Fundraiser: Change for Immigration Change
Contribute to “Change for Immigration Change,” a fundraiser for the Artesia Pro Bono Project in New Mexico where Sister of Mercy Marlene Perrotte is on the frontlines of helping immigrant families. Donate loose change to show your support. Also, look for “Change for Immigration Change” containers at Critical Concerns events November 10-14, and in the lobby of the Arts and Science Center.

MercyFirst Winter Clothing Donations
MercyFirst in Syosset, NY, needs hats, scarves, gloves, backpacks and warm coats for unaccompanied immigrant children who are sent there after being processed at the U.S.-Mexico border. Virtually all children who cross the U.S. border arrive with only the clothes they are wearing, and are not prepared for an East Coast winter. Look for collection sites on campus.

Global Map Project
Visiting the first floor of the Arts and Science Center? Stop by the global map project overseen by Sister Helen Neder, and check out some of the highlighted locations tied to specific Critical Concerns events.

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