Peril and Promise (1980-200) - Film Discussion & Writers Workshop

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April 23, 2016, 10:00 AM CT

Discussion Leader: Peter Haney, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Kansas.

The film takes viewers through the past 30 years, with a second wave of Cubans arriving in Miami during the Mariel exodus and with hundreds of thousands Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans fleeing civil wars, death squads and unrest to go north into a new land — transforming the United States along the way.

To supplement the film discussion, the Latino Writers Collective will facilitate a workshop to help participants write and tell their story.

This event is part of "Our Stories. Our Lives. Our Words," a series of public programs that analyze the impact of the 1951 flood on Kansas City's Latino communities and capture stories of recent immigrants. The project is part of "Latino America: 500 Years of History," a special initiative supported by the Kansas Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association.

Johnson County Library, Central Resource Location
9875 W 87th St
Overland Park, KS 66210-1283
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Sponsored by: Johnson County Community College

For more information about this event, please contact:
Miguel Morales
(913) 469-3871