Just Films: Las Madres De Berks

Wed, Dec 04 2019 at 6:30 pm

The Women's Institute at Chatham University presents a viewing from our Just Films series: Las Madres De Berks. This documentary shares the testimonials of 4 mothers that were detained for 2 years with their children at the Berks Country Residential Center, a family prison in PA. The showing will be located at Eddy Theatre at Chatham University. 

This film showing is free and open to the public, followed by a panel and Q&A session with filmmaker Michelle Ortiz.

Michelle Angela Ortiz is a visual artist/ skilled muralist/ community arts educator who uses her art as a vehicle to represent people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted. Through community arts practices, painting, and public art installations, she creates a safe space for dialogue around some of the most profound issues communities and individuals may face. Her work tells stories using richly crafted and emotive imagery to claim and transform spaces into a visual affirmation that reveals the strength and spirit of the community.

Contact m.harris@chatham.edu for any questions. Register in the link below.


Eddy Theater at Chatham University. 

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