Immigration is at the forefront of our nation’s social and political agenda. Whitworth University’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will mark National Hispanic Heritage Month by presenting the award winning documentary “Trails of Hope and Terror” and screenwriter Miguel De La Torre. This 53-minute documentary shares the stories of people crossing the border and puts them in historical context. It describes how political events led to a system of “prevention through deterrence.” The film also explores the following questions:
• Why does the United States currently have an immigration crisis on the southern border?
• What are the historical and economic reasons for this dilemma?
• How have politicians used this issue to garner votes?
• How are communities of faith responding to this crisis?
Miguel de la Torre, a theology scholar-activist with over 30 books published on social and Christian ethics as well as Latinx studies, will present the film and speak about the development of the documentary. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.