Online from Lafayette, IN – NIRV Screen and Discuss, 9/17

September 8, 2020

Online from Lafayette, IN, September 17th, 7pm-8pm

 

In celebration of Welcoming Week 2020, Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies will host a virtual NIRV Screen&Discuss event on Thursday, September 17th, starting at 7pm. The event’s focus is on immigrants in politics and will feature a screening of Campaign for a New American by Qin Li (of China) followed by a panel discussion with Qin, her film subject Dimple Rana, and immigrant politicians from the Greater Lafayette area.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration details to follow.

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