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2006.09.08 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Professors to Speak at Film Screening

Omaha - In conjunction with the screening of the film "Dying to Live: A Migrant's Journey," University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) professors Lourdes Gouveia and Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado will be speaking at Creighton University on Thursday, Sept. 21.  Gouveia serves as the director of UNO's Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) and Benjamin-Alvarado is the OLLAS assistant director.

The 33-minute documentary focuses on the reasons why Mexican migrants risk their lives to come to the United States.  The film provides both a look at the human face of the Mexican immigrant, including scenes of the harrowing journey migrants undertake to cross the U.S. border, and a discussion of the social, economic, political and religious issues involved.  The film will start at 7 p.m. in the Creighton University Student Ballroom.

Gouveia and Benjamin-Alvarado will speak after the presentation along with the film's producer, the Rev. Daniel Groody, and Darcy Tromanhauser, a representative from the Nebraska Appleseed Project.  The film and after-film presentation and discussion are free and open to the public. 

For more information, e-mail rkodad@creighton.edu.

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