Fem Flicks Film Series: RUBI - A DACA DREAMER IN TRUMP'S AMERICA | Women's & Gender Studies

Fem Flicks Film Series: RUBI - A DACA DREAMER IN TRUMP'S AMERICA

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:00
Event Location: 
Willis Library, Room 250H

Rubí: A DACA Dreamer in Trump's America tells the story of how the Trump presidency's anti-immigrant stance has imperiled the lives and aspirations of more than 800,000 young adults now registered under DACA. Through revealing interviews, 22-year old Rubi and her parents recount their family's harrowing journey to the United States and their subsequent struggles to survive and succeed. Rubí graduates from college and begins a promising career -- just as DACA is rescinded.

Watch the trailer here.

The screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by the filmmaker, Carolyn Brown.

Carolyn Brown is an Senior Lecturer at the Mayborn School of Journalism at UNT. Her area of expertise is Latino immigrant communities, the border, Latino representation in the media and the anti-immigrant movement. Brown's journalism career spans more than a decade. She worked as a journalist and news producer at MSNBC News and Fox News Channel in New York City. She was a producer and senior producer in local news in San Francisco, Washington DC and Phoenix. Brown has written commentary as a contributor for MSNBC.com. She began her news career at CBS News and has also worked on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Cosby Show and The Chris Rock Show. Brown has extensive experience working in the Latino community and speaks conversational Spanish. The daughter of a Latin American immigrant, Brown enjoys visiting her large family in California, Arizona, and Peru.

Fem Flicks is a film series spotlighting various gender issues. Fem Flicks is presented by the Multicultural Center, the Media Library, and the Women's & Gender Studies Program.

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