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10 Oct
"Las Madres de Berks" Film Screening and Panel
University Unit
School of Education, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Film and Media Studies Program
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"Las Madres de Berks" Film Screening and Panel

Co-sponsored by University of Pittsburgh
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education.

This is a 30-minute documentary by public artist Michelle Angela Ortiz that focuses on the testimonials of four mothers who were detained for two years with their children at Berks County Residential Center, one of only three permanent family prisons for immigrant families in the country. Berks has amassed a record of human rights violations, while the federal government uses it as a model for expanding family detention indefinitely. Ortiz’s main community partner, the Shut Down Berks Coalition has been fighting to close down the facility for three years.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion including Ortiz.

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Thursday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Frick Fine Arts Building, Auditorium
650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15260