German immigration event begins Oct. 22

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German immigration event begins Oct. 22

Ali Moeller and Jim Benes will host discussions for students, faculty and staff.
Ali Moeller and Jim Benes will host discussions for students, faculty and staff Oct. 22 through 26.

A German Embassy grant awarded to Ali Moeller, professor in teaching, learning and teacher education, and Jim Benes, global exchange coordinator in the College of Education and Human Sciences, will fund a week of German immigration-related events Oct. 22-26.

The events, which are open to the entire campus community, include:

  • “The Changing Faces of Germany: Migration/Immigration Scenes That Tell a Story,” 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Nebraska Union, Colonial Room A — A representative from the German Embassy will provide an introduction and lead a discussion based on more than 30 posters featuring stories of German immigration.

  • Screening of “Die Fremde/When We Leave,” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center — The film follows the story of Umay, a young woman of Turkish descent who fights for an independent life in Germany against the resistance of her family.

When We Leave (Die Fremde) - Trailer with English Subtitles
Trailer: "Die Fremde/When We Leave"

  • “The Changing Faces of Germany: The Voices of the Immigrants,” 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Nebraska Union, Colonial Room A — First-generation immigrants from Germany and the U.S. will share their experiences growing up in a culture away from home.

  • Roundtable Discussions, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Nebraska Union, Colonial Room A — Discussions will be hosted on the parallels between German and U.S. immigration, as well as the challenges and strengths involved with both.

  • Hands-On Learning Activities, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Henzlik Hall, Room 107 — Hands-on learning activities meant to deepen understanding and knowledge of U.S. and German immigration.

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