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Oct. 26: Screening of Documentary Film 'Vida Diferida'

Student-led panel discussion will follow 21-minute documentary film.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office, 10-18-2017

Mankato, Minn. – The 2013 short documentary film “Vida Diferida” (meaning “life, deferred”) will be shown Thursday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Ostrander Auditorium, located in the University’s Centennial Student Union.

The film screening is free and open to the public.

According to the website, “Vida Diferida” is about the life of an undocumented high school girl as she decides if she would like to pursue college.

A Minnesota State Mankato student-led panel and discussion about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) American immigration policy will follow the 21-minute film.

The panel discussion, scheduled to conclude at 6:30 p.m., is intended to address information on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy and how it affects the local community.

The Chicano and Latin-American Student Association, a student group at Minnesota State Mankato, is organizing the panel discussion.

The Kessel Peace Institute, the Chicano and Latin-American Student Association and the Center for Latino Affairs at Minnesota State Mankato organized the event.

For more information on the event, please contact Carol Glasser, an associate professor of sociology at Minnesota State Mankato and the director of the Kessel Peace Institute. Contact Glasser by email at or by phone at 507-389-1345.

The Kessel Institute for the Study of Peace and Change is dedicated to advancing the understanding and the existence of peace at all levels, from the individual to the global community. It is named after the late Abbas Kessel, a lifelong peace activist who received a doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1956 and was a Minnesota State Mankato political science professor for 19 years. Kessel died in 1987 of leukemia.

Kessel Institute for the Study of Peace and Change activities are coordinated by an advisory council that works through the dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Minnesota State Mankato.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Center for Latino Affairs is part of the Division of Institutional Diversity at the University.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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