May 13 (Saturday)
IMMIGRATION AND ITS EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT
Symposium @ 2:00 – 4:30PM
Sponsored by the Department of Mental Health #5
Introductions by Dr. Stephen Sideroff – Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Bio-behavioral Sciences at UCLA
Moderated by Mr. Egbert Higinio – Philosophy Professor at San Jose State University, San Jose, California
Mr. Rony Figueroa – Vice President of the Garifuna American Heritage Foundation United
Mr. Alex Munoz – Filmmaker; Founder and Artistic Director of “Films By Youth Inside”
Mr. Arnie Saiki – Research Director, Statehood Hawai’i /’Imipono Projects, Coordinator, Moana Nui
Mr. Bilal Morris – LAUSD Educator, Filmmaker
Yvette Murphy Ruben – BA Human Service, Mental Health Service Coordinator II- Outreach and Engagement-Will provide information on mental health and wellness.
Seyed M. Tabatabaei
Synopsis: M.E., the imprisoned character in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle on his way.
Synopsis: When an earthquake devastated his parents’ homeland of Haiti in early 2010, Perri Pierre was on a bus headed home from Queens College, where he was studying theater. Although he was born in Brooklyn, Pierre grew up and attended school in Cayes, Haiti until he was 16. So the earthquake felt very personal – particularly when Pierre learned that a close friend from school had died in the catastrophe.
Break @ 4:30 -5:00 PM