Human Rights Film Series at Duquesne University to Explore the Plight of the Homeless and Migrant Workers

A free screening of The Homestretch, part of Duquesne University's 10th annual Human Rights Film Series, is set for Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., in Room 105 of College Hall. The film explores what it means to be young, homeless and building a future in America today as it follows three homeless teenagers fighting to stay in school and graduate.

The series will continue with a free showing of East of Salinas, a documentary that tackles the education and lifestyles of migrant workers in the United States, on Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m., in Room 105 of College Hall. Following the film, Dr. Jorge Tapia-Ortiz, visiting assistant professor of Spanish, will speak briefly and answer questions.

A complete schedule of films is available at All screenings are free and open to the public. The series is presented by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. For more information, call 412.396.6415.

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