"Voices from Southwest Kansas: Immigrant Perspectives" Film Screening Plus Q&A

"Voices from Southwest Kansas: Immigrant Perspectives" Film Screening Plus Q&A


Join us on May 1st at 3 pm for the screening of Hugo Pérez Trejo's documentary "Feeding Western Kansas" followed by a live Q&A with him afterwards. A zoom link will be provided for all who register.


About the Film

"Voices from Southwest Kansas: Immigrant Perspectives" was produced as part of a broader study of Southwest Kansas' Food and Farm System by the Kansas Rural Center (KRC). Southwest Kansas is a sparsely populated, largely agricultural economy set in a semi- arid climate, fueled by water from the Ogallala Aquifer. It is also home to some of the country's largest grain farms, livestock feedlots, dairies, swine confinement facilities, and beef processing plants. The region has a long history of immigrants from Mexico and other Central and South American countries, plus a number of other countries around the globe."


About the Director

Hugo Pérez Trejo is an archeologist and sociologist who has worked in human rights, immigration, gang intervention, and social work with formerly incarcerated youth in southern and central Mexico. He got his Ph.D. in Archeology from the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH) in Mexico City in 2020. He received his Master’s Degree in Archeology from ENAH in 2016 and completed Bachelor’s Degrees in Archeology (2011) and Sociology (2005) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), also in Mexico City. He loves to cook, travel and he is also a cat lover.


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