MU ALERT ISSUED


February 10-14, 2020
A series of events will be held February 10-14, 2020 under the theme "Ethics and Im(migration)."

Monday

Immigration and the Political Landscape
Sarah Pierce, Migration Policy Institute
11:45 AM, Ballston Auditorium

Tuesday

“Stories of Migration and Borders,” Readings and Performance
Literature and Languages Department
2:00 PM, Reinsch Auditorium
 
Immigration and Health Ethics Bowl
Philosophy and Malek School of Health Professions faculty and students
5:00 PM, Ballston Auditorium
 
Im(migration): Stories from the Tech World
School of Business and Technology faculty and students
7:00 PM, Ballston Auditorium

Wednesday

Students Speak Out: Justice for Immigrants in an Era of Deportation
Marymount DACA student panel
John Gehring, Faith and Public Life
11:00 AM, Reinsch Auditorium
 
Panel of local experts
Ken Speicher, NOVA Friends of Refugees, One Journey
Joshua Utter, Jesuit Refugee Services, USA
Anna Gallagher, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
1:00 PM, Reinsch Auditorium
 
“Crisis at the Border: Stories & Reflections from the Rio Grande Valley”
GEICO Lecture, Marymount Ethics Award
Sr. Norma Pimentel, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley
7:00 PM, Reinsch Auditorium 

Friday

MU Film Fest: "We are All Connected" 
Migration, Compassion, and Cultural Encounter on Film — Then and Now
 
The Mission (1984) Dir. Roland Joffé, Starring Robert DeNiro, Jeremy Irons, Aidan Quinn, Liam Neeson. This Oscar-winning film depicts the tension between European Jesuits who travelled to South America to bring Christianity to the newly colonised inhabitants and their threat to the slave trade of Spanish and Portuguese empires.  
10:00 AM, Gailhac G115
 
And the Band Played On (1993) Dir. Robert Spottiswoode
This adaptation of Randy Shilts' journalistic studies the early days of the CDC's research into the international outbreak of a virus that would be named AIDS. The film touches on issues of international immigration, medical research, and the intersection of politics, disease and migration. In 1981, epidemiologist Don Francis (Matthew Modine) learns of an increased rate of death among gay men in urban areas. The startling information leads him to begin investigating the outbreak, which is ultimately identified as AIDS. His journey finds mostly opposition from politicians and doctors as people continue dying at an ever-increasing pace.
3:00 PM, Gailhac G115
 
As part of a celebration of Marymount's 70th birthday, MU Film Fest is encouraging the community to use film to talk about the legacy of Catholic compassion for families and people in the process of migration. Look for "pop up" films in your courses and on campus throughout the semester.
 
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