The Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center and the Luther College Center for Ethics and Public Engagement are sponsoring a screening of "The River and the Wall," March 11 at
The Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center and the Luther College Center for Ethics and Public Engagement are sponsoring a screening of “The River and the Wall,” March 11 at 7pm in Olin 102 on the Luther College campus in Decorah. A free will offering will be asked to support the work of Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center. Luther Students are free with CAF.
The 2-hour film addresses the question: What will be the impact of a border wall in the Rio Grande valley? “The River and the Wall” follows a group that journeyed from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo. They traveled in canoes, on mountain bikes and horses, and sometimes on foot to get a firsthand look at the fierce beauty and wild ruggedness of the region, and to consider the effect of building a wall. The group of travelers includes an environmental specialist, an eco-tour guide, a wildlife specialist and the son of a migrant. The film offers an opportunity to hear directly from people living on both sides of the border. By the end of the film we will have a much better understanding of an area of the country that is in the news almost daily, but few people actually know and understand.
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Luther College, Olin Building, Room 102
700 College Drive