Events and Speakers

2009-2010

OCTOBER 2009

October 19th
Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner
Prentiss Dining Hall, 5:30-6:30 pm
A belated celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving (official date, 12 October). Turkey and Québecois cuisine. Regular meal plans and fees apply.

October 19th
Documentary film, The Undefended Border (Peter Raymont, 2002), part I, "Toughening Up" (60 minutes)
Olin 130, 7:00 pm 
"What is it like in the post-September 11 world? If one could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the new Immigration and Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers whose job it is to question,evaluate, detain, incarcerate or admit, would one feel safer. . . or not? The Undefended Border explores the furious new pace of immigration work." See the website of http://www.whitepinepictures.com/border.htm 
For more information, contact Jack Iverson at iversojr@whitman.edu
October 20th
Documentary film, The Undefended Border (Peter Raymont, 2002), part 2, "Immigration Task Force" (60 minutes)
Olin 130, 7:00 pm 
October 21st
Documentary film, The Undefended Border (Peter Raymont, 2002), part 3, "End of the Line" (60 minutes)
Olin 130, 7:00 pm  
October 22nd
Special Event: Recent Treatment of Border Issues on Canadian Television
Olin 130, 7:00 pm 
For more information, contact Jack Iverson at iversojr@whitman.edu October 24th
Feature film: Frozen River (Courtney Hunt, 2008, 97 mins.)
Kimball Theater, Hunter Conservatory, 7:00 pm  
"In bleak Massena, N.Y., two hardened single mothers are trying to make lives for their children. Lila is a widowed Mohawk whose mother-in-law 'stole' her newborn son a year ago. Ray is a mother of two whose gambling-addicted husband just left town with the down payment for their new trailer home. Faced with little opportunity to make ends meet, Ray and Lila embark on an illegal venture transporting immigrants into the U.S. across Mohawk territory." Melissa Leo was rewarded for her performance as Ray with an Oscar nomination as Best Actress. See the website for the film, http://www.sonyclassics.com/frozenriver/
For more information, contact Jack Iverson at iversojr@whitman.edu
DECEMBER 2008December 30th
Women's Basketball, Exhibition Game, Trinity Western University Sherwood Athletic Center, 7:30 pmTrinity Western University will be visiting from Langley, British Columbia.