UW-Sheboygan to present movie Gran Torino on April 25
Discussion panel with Hmong students to follow movie
The University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan invites the Sheboygan community to join the campus as it views the award-winning movie, “Gran Torino” as part of its campus Common Read experience on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre.
For the 2012-13 academic year, UW-Sheboygan students have been participating in a Common Read experience in various classes across at the university. Faculty have been encouraged to weave the book, “I Begin My Life All Over” which focuses on the Hmong cultural experience, into their course curriculum. Students have enjoyed presentations using theatre, art exhibits, music and history throughout the fall and spring semesters to help them delve deeper into the book’s meaning and implications.
The movie, Gran Torino, will serve as a culminating experience for the year-long program. As part of the presentation, several UW-Sheboygan Hmong students will serve on a panel and take part in a panel discussion about the movie and its realities within the Hmong culture and local community. The panel discussion will be held at the conclusion of the movie.
Admission is free to all UW-Sheboygan students, faculty and staff and $5 for all community guests. This event is presented by the Engaging Students in the First Year (ESFY) Committee at UW-Sheboygan.
For more information about the event, contact Carrie Hoppe, UW-Sheboygan Director of University Relations, at (920) 459-6612 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.