WSU Vancouver screens films about minorities



The Washington State University Vancouver History Club will show a series of films that focuses on the history of minorities. The film series, titled “Unheard Voices,” will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. April 9-11 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Rooms 129/130, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.

This is a free, public event.

At the conclusion of the film, a faculty member and/or member of the History Club will lead a short discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.Parking at meters and in the Blue Daily Pay Lot is $1.50 after 5 p.m. After 7 p.m. parking is free.

o April 9: “Family Gathering” explores three generations of a Japanese-American family, the Yasuis, from immigration through internment during World War II.

o April 10: “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.

April 11: “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 adviser to Martin Luther King, Jr. Rustin’s homosexuality forced him into the background of history.