WSIU, Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project to Host Screening Event

Aug 22, 2018

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Contacts: Beth Spezia, WSIU Educational Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-5595,

WSIU, Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project to Host Screening of PBS film “Homeland: Jobs”

Carbondale, Ill.WSIU Public Broadcasting, a service of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and the Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project will co-present a free screening and discussion of an episode from the PBS film Homeland: Immigration in America, as part of WSIU’s Community Cinema film series. The event will be held on Sunday, August 26 @ 2pm at The Varsity Center, located at 418 S Illinois Ave, in Carbondale, IL.

Produced by Nine Network in St. Louis and narrated by Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour, the film explores the politics and people on all sides of immigration through contemporary stories of immigrants and those who confront them, as well as people who give them help and those who craft legislation that affects them. The episode to be screened, “Jobs’ explores the spectrum of immigrant jobs and the complex maze of rules, regulations, caps, and quotas challenging the country at many levels.

Cindy Buys, Professor of Law and Director of International Law Programs at the SIU School of Law; Wayne Sirles of Rendleman Orchards; and Scott Gilbert from the SIU Department of Economics will moderate a discussion after the film. Learn more about the film at and

For more information about Community Cinema, contact Beth Spezia at WSIU at (618) 453-5595,

About WSIU Public Broadcasting

WSIU Public Broadcasting is licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and is an integral part of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts on the Carbondale campus. The WSIU stations reach more than three million people across five states and beyond through three digital public television channels, three public radio stations, a radio information service, a website, and an education and community outreach department.

WSIU's mission is to improve the quality of life of the people they serve. The WSIU stations partner with other community organizations to promote positive change and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Learn more and get the latest station news online at and on WSIU's Facebook and Twitter pages.

WSIU's programs and services are partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

About the Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project

The Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project is a group of concerned community members working to inform, defend, and expand the rights of all residents in southern Illinois regardless of status.

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