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Screening of documentary "Making the Impossible Possible", which chronicles the story of the student-led struggle to win Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY, in the late 1960s. The documentary is a mosaic of voices, film footage, and photographs taken by student activists. The film sheds light on the 50-year history of struggle that started with the founding of one of the first Puerto Rican Studies departments in the nation, and documents the continued movement to maintain their gains.
Filmmakers will introduce their film. Speakers will also talk about their research on 50 years of Puerto Rican studies in the City University of NY book project, as well as a current overview.
Speakers: María E. Pérez y González, Virginia Sanchez-Korrol, Ricardo Gabriel, and producers Pam Sporn, Tami Gold.
Dept of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College
Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Department at Brooklyn College
Third World Newsreel
The film is a Production of The Alliance for Puerto Rican Education and Empowerment