Erinn Holloway, Coordinator of Study Abroad Programs, and students will present a lecture on the importance of international study.
Dr. Erin Kempker and student interns will discuss their research into the racial integration of Mississippi State College for Women in 1966.
Dr. Daphne Chamberlain, Assistant Professor of History and Coordinator of Civil Rights and Social Justice Initiatives, Tougaloo College
This presentation coordinates with MUW's Common Reading Initiative focus on Anne Moody's Coming of Age in Mississippi.
This event is free and open to the public.
Ellen Ann Fentress, producer and co-writer, screening her recently debuted documentary on Mississippi journalist Bill Minor.
Katey Zeh is an expert in engaging communities of faith in advocacy for gender justice both locally and globally. With a Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, she brings a theologically grounded, pragmatic approach to social change. As a strategist, writer, and educator, Katey inspires intentional communities to create a more just, compassionate world through building connection, sacred truth telling, and striving for the common good.
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Co-Director Robin Blotnick will discuss his 2014 documentary on undocumented immigrant workers.
About the Film:
At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back.
Risking deportation and the loss of their livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming their own independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve. In one roller-coaster year, they must overcome a shocking betrayal and a two-month lockout. Lawyers will battle in back rooms, Occupy Wall Street protesters will take over the restaurant, and a picket line will divide the neighborhood. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country. But whatever happens, Mahoma and his coworkers will never be exploited again.
Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter, Mental Health Advocate
Co-Sponsored by The W Leadership Program and MUW's Active Minds Chapter
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