PrintWith a divided country and a hostile political climate surrounding immigration and refugees, the College of Art, Humanities and Social Sciences (AH&SS) is looking to step away from the political arena and put a human face on the issue. Over the course of two months AH&SS will host a series of events that aims to change the country’s tendency of referring to immigrants and refugees as a group and to focus on the individuals and their stories. The “How We Got Here” series will take place from March 1 through April 28.

See a full list of events below.

March 20 – April 28
Invisible Americas Exhibit
Ford Atrium, McComsey Hall
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The project hopes to bring Lancaster County’s immigrant population together to showcase its origin, journey, struggles, hopes and dreams here in the United States.

Tuesday, March 28
The Politics of Vulnerability: Central American Children and the Refugee Crisis
Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall
6:30 p.m.

Monday, April 3
Which Way Home – Film Screening and Discussion
Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall
5:30 p.m.
Academy Award nominee WHICH WAY HOME follows some of these unaccompanied children as they make the long and treacherous voyage to the U.S. border.

Wednesday, April 19
Holocaust Memorial Night & Faculty Immigration Panel
Biemesderfer Concert Hall, Winter Visual & Performing Arts Center
6:30 p.m.
Join us for a presentation by Holocaust survivor Linda Schwab, who will talk about her experiences during World War II and her immigration to the United States.
For tickets and more information on these events, visit http://www.millersville.edu/hss/how-we-got-here/events.php.

 

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