Film Screening and Conversation with R. J. Lozada: "Passing Grounds, and Other Stories"
Please join us for a night of films and conversation with award winning multimedia journalist and documentarian filmmaker R.J. Lozada. On April 19 at Fralin Auditorium, Lozada will present a series of his films that explore and engage multiple diasporas and communities in flux. Films include: "Passing Grounds," a multimedia project that explores numerous sites where people of color died at the hands of law enforcement in 2014; and the award-winning "Mother's Day," which documents the Get on the Bus program, a community shuttle service program that transports families to visit incarcerated family members in prisons throughout California during Mother's Day and Father's Day. In addition, to coincide with the Asian American heritage month at Virginia Tech, Lozada will screen several films on Asian Americans and Asian America, including: "A Place on Sixth and Mission," a short that captures the myriad groups and experiences of those that use the Bayanihan Center in San Francisco; and "Distance Between," a personal film about fatherhood in the Filipino diaspora. Light refreshments will be provided after the event.
This event is presented by the Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Religion and Culture, Department of Sociology, and the Center for the Humanities.