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Penn Valley Common Read: The Line Becomes a River

A guide to resources on the topics inThe Line Becomes a River, by Francisco Cantú.

Events: The Line Becomes a River

Spring 2020 Common Read Events

Lyle Gibson’s film The American Dream, Our Dream.  This documentary features first-hand acocunts of what it is like to be part of an immigrant family in America.  Wed Jan 29 at 11-11:50 and 12 – 12:50, and Thu Jan 30 at 9:30.  Room EC019.

Immigration attorney Claire Shaw.  Attorney Clair Shaw discusses her important work with the immigration legal system.  Wed Feb 12 at 8 a.m. and Thu Feb 13 at 9:30.  Room EC019.

Guadalupe Centers.  Guadalupe Centers is dedicated to improving the community and the quality of life for people of all ethnic backgrounds, and to the celebration of cultural heritage.  Wed Feb 26 at 12:30 p.m. and Thu Feb 27 at 12:30 p.m.  Room EC019.

FBI agent.  A Kansas City-based FBI agent will discuss his work with immigration.  Wed March 11 at 11:00.  Room EC006/007.

Artist Israel Garcia.  Israel Garcia spent many weeks at the U.S.-Mexico border to observe first-hand what is happening there.  He has created an art exhibit based on his experiences at the border, and will share his thoughts with students.  Wed April 1 at noon and Thu April 2 at 9:30.  Room EC019.

Movie Which Way Home with panel.  Each year, thousands of Latin American migrants travel hundreds of miles to the United States, with many making their way on the tops of freight trains. Roughly five percent of those traveling alone are children. As the United States continues to debate immigration reform, the documentary Which Way Home looks the issue through the eyes of children who face the harrowing journey with enormous courage and resourcefulness.  Tue April 14 at 6 p.m.  Room EC019.

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Michael Korklan
MCC-Penn Valley
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111