Social Justice Week - “Dos Americanos”/Documentary “Detained”
Preceeded by the premiere of a short theatre play by Merrimack College student Kali Tudisco.
6:00-6:15PM Dos americanos. Rogers Center.
World Premiere. Short play written by Kali Tudisco, featuring Kevin Robinson as Don and Joän Mejía as Ned.
Don and Ned are two complete strangers who are forced to pursue a very uncomfortable conversation when they find themselves trapped in an elevator together. Don believes strongly in the American dream; Ned has firsthand knowledge of what that dream really looks like. Their encounter leads them to confront issues of prejudice, identity and what it means to be an American. The play was inspired in part by themes found in the nonfiction works of Luís Alberto Urrea and the documentary Precious Knowledge.
Followed by a documentary on the 2007 New Bedford raids against undocumented workers. Q and A after the screening with director Jenny Alexander and Alexandra Pineros Shields Senior Researcher at the Center for Youth and Communities, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.