About one hour south of the wealthy Silicon Valley, sits the agricultural town of Salinas, the epicenter of the 1960s farmworker movement. On the east side of Salinas, in a neighborhood known as Alisal, deplorable housing conditions and gang violence are part of daily life. Big changes happening within the community, however, are bringing about a sense of renewal. This documentary profiles several children of migrant farm workers living in Alisal. Without resources, and sometimes undocumented, their future is often uncertain, but their hope and resilience is abundant. The Salinas Project
helps viewers understand this immigrant community that is often misrepresented in the media, and highlights the successes and hopes of this community in the face of adversity. (HD presentation) There will be a Q&A with director Carolyn Brown to follow screening.
Event sponsors include Latino Studies Program, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA), College of Arts and Sciences’ Ostrom Grants Program, College
Arts & Humanities Institute (CAHI), La Casa – IU Latino Cultural Center, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of American Studies, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Black Film Center/Archive, Department of Communication & Culture, Department of History, and IU Cinema.