Far East Deep South: A Film Screening and Discussion with Producer Baldwin Chiu

Monday, April 08, 2024 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Building 10, 10-250
222 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaborative (DMSE-DEIC) in collaboration with the MIT Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholars and Professors Program and the Institute for Community and Equity Office (ICEO) welcomes you to the award-winning documentary film screening of Far East Deep South, followed by a discussion with one of the star’s of the film and co-producer Baldwin Chiu.

This film is a powerful story of belonging, migration, untold narratives, interracial solidarity, and rediscovering roots in unlikely places, through a family’s story of Chinese immigration in the Mississippi Delta in the early 20th century during the Jim Crow and Chinese Exclusion era. Situated in a region and time period critical to understanding the complexity of industrial environmental pollutants, air and water contamination, this film provides an understanding of the diverse interconnected social, economic and cultural experiences of different racial and ethnic groups.

There will be a reception with light refreshments following the discussion.

This event is free and open to the public.

To register and reserve a spot, visit Eventbrite.

Event Type

Community Event

Events By Interest

Academic, Diversity/Inclusion, Arts/Music/Film

Events By Audience

MIT Community

Events By School

School of Engineering (SoE)

Tags

engineering, Seminar, materials science, DMSE

Cost

Free

Department
Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE)
Contact Email

ninawu@mit.edu

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