VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Washington State University Vancouver History Club will show a series of films that focus on the history of minorities. The series, titled "Unheard Voices," will be held 7 - 9 p.m. April 9 - 11 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Rooms 129/130 and is free and open to the public.
One film will be shown per evening. At the conclusion of each film, there will be a short discussion led by a faculty member and/or member of the History Club Executive Committee about the topics covered in the film and how they relate to the Pacific Northwest. Light refreshments will be provided.
"Family Gathering" explores three generations of a Japanese-American family, the Yasuis, from immigration through internment during World War II.
"Harvest of Loneliness" documents trends in Mexican labor immigration from 1942 to 1964. The bracero program, which offered incentives for migrant farm laborers, may have inspired today's immigration debates.
"Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin" deals with the interplay of the personal and the political through the story of Bayard Rustin, a freedom rider and an advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rustin's homosexuality forced him into the background of history.
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205 and is accessible via C-Tran bus service. Parking is available at meters and in the Blue Daily Pay Lot for $1.50 after 5 p.m. Parking is free after 7 p.m.