Film Event - Childhood in Translation

Film Event & Panel Discussion
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
7:15 p.m.
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase Hall
University of Rochester’s River Campus

Childhood in Translation is a documentary from filmmaker Robert Winn that recounts how language barriers pose risks to the well-being of immigrants and their children. Through the voices of the children themselves, as well as the perspectives of their parents, service providers, and advocates, this documentary sketches in personal terms the tremendous need that exists for language access services in an increasingly diverse America.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free. The film is closed captioned. Panelists include Jay Piper, Principal, The Children’s School of Rochester No. 15, Rochester City School District; Hilda Escher, President and CEO of Ibero American Action League; and Dr. Margaret Colpoys, Rochester General Medical Group - Pediatrics at Alexander Park. For more information, contact the Warner School Academic Support Office at help@warner.rochester.edu.

Fourth in a year-long film series, “The Immigrant and Refugee Experience,” supported by the Department of Teaching & Curriculum and Project CELLS:  Western New York Collaboration for English Language Learner Success, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

To learn more about the March 26 event, click here or visit: http://www.warner.rochester.edu/newsevents/story/1098/




Tags: film, immigrant/refugee students, language development, Mary Jane Curry