Join the Latino Migration Project at the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Center for Global Initiatives, the NC Council of Churches and local filmmaker Charles Thompson for an extraordinary evening in Chapel Hill as we premiere the new film Brother Towns / Pueblos Hermanos. Afterwards, Dr. Thompson will answer questions about the film.
Date: Friday, October 15, 2010
Venue: Global Education Center Auditorium, UNC
Location: 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Brother Towns is a story of two towns linked by immigration, family, and work: Jacaltenango, a highland Maya town in Guatemala; and Jupiter, a coastal resort town where many Jacaltecos have settled in Florida.
Brother Towns chronicles a story of how and why people migrate across borders, how people make and remake their communities when they travel thousands of miles from home, and how people maintain families despite their travel. Because we are all immigrants, this is a universal human story, and a quintessential American one. All of us understand family.
Brother Towns is also a story of local and international controversy. News of undocumented immigrants is familiar in nearly every community across the U.S., and citizens must choose how they respond to this issue.
- American Friends Service Committee – NC Immigrant Rights Program
Carolina Latina/o Collaborative
- Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity
- Church World Service – Carolinas
- Cooperativa Latina (Latino Credit Union)
- El Pueblo, Inc.
- Faith in Public Life
The Latino Migration Project at the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Center for Global Initiatives
- National Farm Worker Ministry
- NC Justice Center
Scholars Latino Initiative
- Student Action with Farmworkers
- UNC Program in Latina/o Studies
- Uniting NC