Auxiliary Events from the 2012 Forum

  • Keynote speaker Jane Bloom will give the presentation at the annual University of Dayton, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work Mary Jo Huth Memorial Urban Symposium the evening of Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 in the Kennedy Union Ballroom (2nd floor) on the UD campus. This event is open to the public.
  • The Immigrant/Refugee Art Exhibit at K12 Gallery, 510 East Third Street, Dayton (in the Arts District), opens the evening of the conference. Opening reception at the Gallery is from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
  • "Take us Home" will be shown Thursday November 15 at the Dayton Art Institute. There will be a reception at 7:00 pm, followed by the screening at 7:30 pm. This moving 2011 documentary tells the story of the last remaining Ethiopian Jews, called Falash Mura, who are attempting to immigrate to Israel. The film documents this historic rescue and, through the eyes of individuals and families, explores the challenges and struggles, triumphs and heart-wrenching setbacks Ethiopian Jews must endure in both countries, often over many years. By the award winning journalist and film-maker Aileen La Blanc of Yellow Springs, director of “Dayton Codebreakers” on cracking the code the German Navy used during World War II to plan and coordinate their attacks on U.S. ships in the Atlantic. For more information, please visit the Dayton Art Institute website (special events).
  • “Dirty Pretty Things” will be presented Friday, November 16, 9:00 pm, at ArtStreet Studio B in UD’s student neighborhood adjacent to campus. Two undocumented immigrants (Nigerian and Turkish) in London, one who is a refugee in all but his status, illustrate the exploitation and abuse some undocumenteds go through and the length to which they will go to legalize their presence. Starring Audrey Tautou. Directed by Stephen Frears. This film won the "Best Independent British Film" Award in 2003.