Thursday, October 04, 2007

Phoenix Art Museum hosts Movies at the Museum: "Crossing Arizona"

[Source: Arizona Humanities Council] -- With Americans on all sides of the immigration issue up in arms, and Congress embroiled in a policy battle over how to move forward, this film tells the story of how we got to where we are today. “Crossing Arizona” examines the crisis through the eyes of those directly affected by it: frustrated ranchers, humanitarian groups, political activists, farmers,and Minutemen, an armed citizen patrol group taking border security into their own hands. As up-to-date as the nightly news, but far more in-depth, “Crossing Arizona” reveals the surprising political stances people take when immigration and border policy fails everyone. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring ASU scholars, including Simon Ortiz,indigenous poet and Professor of English; Brian Gratton, Professor of History and immigration historian; and Evelyn H. Cruz, Director of the Immigration Clinic and Associate Clinical Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. The panel will be moderated by Paul Espinosa, an independent filmmaker focused on the U.S.-Mexico border region, and Professor in the Department of Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies.

Movies at the Museum admission is free; first come, first seated. As the Museum is cool, you may wish to bring a sweater for your comfort. The Phoenix Art Museum is located at the NE Corner of Central Avenue and McDowell Road. 1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004. Sunday, October 7. 1 p.m.