Exploring diversity through film

Center for Multicultural Affairs

Bring your multicultural lens to informal conversations that explore diversity, social justice and intersectionality with others. Spring 2013 theme is "land loss . . . land rights." The Center for Multicultural Affairs viewing/conversation sessions are in C4C N320, 12 - 2 p.m., Thursdays. Join us!

Feb. 21: Troubled Paradise 
Hawaiian life is imbued with the aloha spirit —the spirit of promoting kindness, patience, and the sharing of one's home, food, and friendship. Today, many native Hawaiians feel their aloha spirit has been abused.
Troubled Paradise explores Hawaii's Big Island and uncovers a rich cultural heritage, along with pressing social, environmental and political problems facing the native population. 

Feb. 28: Homecoming 
Homecoming is the first film to explore the rural roots of African American life. It chronicles the generations-old struggle of African Americans for land of their own which pitted them against both the Southern white power structure and the federal agencies responsible for helping them. Filmmaker Charlene Gilbert recounts her family history while she investigates the social and political implications of the decline of black farming, and explores the bittersweet legacy of the land, a symbol of both struggle and survival.

Mar. 7: Quest for a Homeland - Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
This documentary profiles Reies Lopez Tijerina and the land grant movement in New Mexico in 1966 -1967. Tijerina's fight to convince the federal government to honor the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) galvanized Mexicans/Mexican Americans across the Southwest. Included will be the San Luis Valley’s Taylor Ranch dispute that is highlighted in La Raza de Colorado – El Movimiento.

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