The Young Minds and Family Learning Department will incorporate the themes of Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberta Urrea into our 3pm Saturday Programs during the months of April-June. Programs will vary from bilingual story-times to art programs.
Join us for this 2010 documentary film directed by Roy Germano that explores why so many people leave the Mexican countryside to travel to work in the U.S., and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. Discussion to follow.
Come under the Baobab tree and share your stories of im/migration. We invite participants and friends of the Big Read Youth Challenge to come celebrate the completion of their projects and to share a story. The New Haven Story Project will have stations set up to record your tales.
**Light meal provided**
Citywide Youth Coalition, Junta’s Youth in Action and Arts & Ideas Fellowship students join forces to lead a discussion around immigration, migration, and New Haven as a sanctuary city. Winners of the youth creative challenge will also be announced. Come and join the conversation!
Join us for this 2007 documentary that explores issues of legal and illegal immigration traveling across the U.S. and beyond to give voices to those on the front-line of this issue. The film asks: Is migration a basic human right? Discussion to follow.
Join us for this 1960 American Western film modeled on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai. This very film is the one that inspired 19-year-old Nayeli, the main character of Into The Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. Discussion to follow.