Nov. 8: “Citizens of Nowhere” Screening

Flyer for Citizens of NowhereThursday, Nov. 8
6-8:30 p.m.
Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium

Where would you go if you had no country to call home?  “Citizens of Nowhere” to be screened on Creighton’s campus!

The documentary “Citizens of Nowhere” will be screened at the Hixson-Lied Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 8  from 6-8:30 p.m. The documentary focuses on the effects of the 2013 decision of the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic which changed the definition of “citizen” in its constitution thereby immediately rendering approximately 250,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent “stateless.”

The screening will be immediately followed by an informative and interactive panel discussion that will analyze the consequences of this court decision for the Dominican Republic and, will also extract lessons for America as it confronts its own immigration issues—about DACA, about refugees and the role of race, and about what “citizenship” really means.

The Creighton faculty who will bring their passion for all sides of this issue to the discussion are Dr. Thomas Kelly, Director-Academic Service Learning; Dr. Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Director- Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Program; and Dr. M. Renzo Rosales, Asst. Professor, Department of Cultural and Social Studies. Dr. Kathy Gonzales, Asst. Professor in the Negotiation & Conflict Resolution program will be the moderator.

You can register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/citizens-of-nowhere-tickets-50594387174

This event is being supported by the efforts of the Global Engagement Office and the Schlegel Center for Service & Justice.

Free popcorn and refreshments will be available before the event!