October 20, 2:45pm
ShowPlace ICON Theatre, The Shops at West End (St. Louis Park)
"After I Pick the Fruit" is a documentary that follows the lives of five immigrant farm worker women over a ten-year period as they labor in the apple orchards and fields of rural western New York, migrate seasonally to Florida, raise their families, and try to hide from the Bush-era immigration raids that were conducted in response to September 11, 2001. Filmed across the United States and Mexico, this intimate, bittersweet, feature-length film illuminates a community that is nearly invisible to most Americans, and will change the way you look at our national immigration problem. Click here for more information.
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October 20, 2:45pm
LINK( Liberty In North Korea), which is the group which focuses on North Korean human rights, will come to U of M from LA, California to show the documentary about human rights violations in North Korean and the difficulties facing North Korean refugees. Following the documentary, there will be a short discussion.
On his first official state visit to Minnesota, the Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, will be speaking on campus in a guest lecture on US-China relations, the situation inside Tibet, and human rights in the region, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
A Harvard Law School graduate, Dr. Sangay is the first democratically elected Tibetan Prime Minister after His Holiness the Dalai Lama devolved political power to him in 2011. He was a Senior Fellow at the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School after he obtained his LL.M. He is an expert on international law, democratic constitutions, and contemporary China. In 2007, he was selected as one of the twenty-four Young Leaders of Asia by the Asia Society and a delegate to the World Justice Forum in Vienna, Austria, where top legal experts and judges from around the world congregate.
The event will take place next Friday, October 12, 2012 at Walter Mondale Hall (the law school) in Room 25. Doors open at 3:30 and the event will begin at 4:00pm.
Maria Inclan, Assistant Professor of Political Studies at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching in Mexico City, will be speaking about the successes and failures of the Zapatista movement on Thursday, October 11, from 12:00-1:30pm in Social Sciences 1314.