Film Screening: Change the Subject

March 24, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

FilmScene (The Chauncey)
404 E College St.
Iowa City, IA

Join the UI Libraries for a free screening of Change the Subject ​at FilmScene at The Chauncey! The documentary will be followed by a Q&A session with guest speaker Tina Gross. Tina is a cataloging/metadata librarian featured in the film, and recently served as chair of the CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee Working Group on the LCSH “Illegal aliens.” She is also a contributor to the forthcoming book Borders and Belonging: Critical Examinations of Library Approaches Toward Immigrants.

About the Film: Change the Subject shares the story of a group of college students who, from their first days at Dartmouth College, were committed to advancing and promoting the rights and dignity of undocumented peoples. In partnership with staff at Dartmouth, these students – now alumni – produced a film to capture their singular effort at confronting an instance of anti-immigrant sentiment in their library catalog. Their advocacy took them all the way from Baker-Berry Library to the halls of Congress, showing how an instance of campus activism entered the national spotlight, and how a cataloging term became a flashpoint in the immigration debate on Capitol Hill.

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