Hemispheric Institute on the Americas
Anayansi Prado: "Children in No Man's Land"
April 15, 2015 6:00-7:30pm in the ARC Ballroom B
Originally aired on PBS, "Children in No Man's Land", is a documentary that uncovers the current plight of the 100,000 unaccompanied minors entering the United States every year. This film gives this timely political debate about the U.S./Mexico border a human face by exploring the story of Maria de Jesus (13) and her cousin Rene (12) as they attempt to cross the U.S./Mexico border alone to reunite with their mothers in the Midwest. Focusing on minors crossing through the Sonora Desert area in Nogales, Arizona, this film explores every detail of these children’s journey as well as the journeys of other children we meet on the way. This film screening will include a Q&A session with the film’s director, Anayansi Prado.
Sonia Nazario: "Enrique's Journey"
Public talk with Q & A and book signing by author
May 11, 2015 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, this astonishing story puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States. Now a beloved classic, this page-turner about the power of family is a popular text in classrooms and a touchstone for communities across the country to engage in meaningful discussions about this essential American subject. Nazario, the most accomplished and well-known journalist writing on this issue today, will give a public talk on her most recent research and reporting on the crisis at this event.