This program links popular fascination with gold and its connection to perceived economic advantages and the realities of immigrant communities in the U.S. Panelists, using film clips from “Golden Venture”— a documentary depicting the experiences of a group of Chinese immigrants who endured the violence of human trafficking, indefinite detention, and deportation — discuss current immigrant issues and how myths of America’s “golden” attraction endure despite harsh realities. Panelists include Partha Banerjee, human rights advocate/writer and Former Executive Director, New Jersey Immigration Policy Network; Peter Cohn, “Golden Venture” filmmaker; Craig Trebilcock, Esq., Golden Venture Litigation Steering Committee; Joel Magallan, Executive Director of Asociación Tepeyac de New York; and Lok Siu, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Asian/Pacific/American Studies at New York University. Moderator: Alyshia Gálvez, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University.
Paper sculptures created by the refugees of the Golden Venture freighter will be on display. These sculptures are courtesy of Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA).
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