Campus Notebook

KC presents film series 'Immigration to the Midwest'

MALTA -- Kishwaukee College’s International Ed Committee will present the Immigration to the Midwest Film Series this month.

Light refreshments will be provided and a brief discussion will follow each showing. The series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Each film will be shown twice. The first showing will run from 9 to 11 a.m. in room C1121 on campus. Guests should park in lot A and enter through door 6. The second showing will run from 2 to 4 p.m. in room A1225. Guests for this showing should park in lot A and enter through door 16 or 17.

On Nov. 13, the film is "Mountains, Mists & Mexico." It runs 56 minutes.

The documentary tells the general history of Mexican immigration to the United States, focusing on the personal narrative of several generations of one family that settled in Wisconsin. Included in the film are interviews about experiences of racism and adapting to American culture, as well as the contributions of Mexican-Americans to the nation’s history. The film touches on concerns facing Mexican-American immigrants that are still prevalent today.

On Nov. 20, the film is "The Fourth Partition." It runs 75 minutes.

The film describes the arrival of Polish immigrants to Chicago, which became the largest center of Polish culture outside of Poland itself. Incorporating both historical and present day footage, the documentary shows the neighborhoods where Poles congregated to work in Chicago’s burgeoning industries, and it depicts their life, which was built around work, faith and a love of their mother country, as Poland fought for independence in the 20th century.

For more information, contact Tammy Tiggelaar, coordinator of international education, at ttiggelaar@kish.edu or 815-825-9478.

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