Sands of Silence features a 15-year quest to expose the underworld of sexual exploitation and trafficking from Asia to the Americas, which leads world-reporter and filmmaker Chelo Alvarez Stehle back to the windswept beach where her childhood ended and family secrets began. As Chelo documents the transformation of sex trafficking survivors, she meets Virginia Isaias, a Mexican woman whose life is engulfed in a cycle of sexual exploitation. Escaping with her six-month-old daughter from a sex trafficking ring in Mexico, Virginia crosses the US border in search of freedom. After years of hard work, Virginia begins to rebuild her life and speaks out about her ordeal for the first time in this documentary. Virginia, who barely speaks English, becomes a US citizen and a prominent advocate for other sexual exploitation survivors in the Latino community in Southern California by setting up a non-profit.
We are honored to be able to bring Chelo Alvarez-Stehle to MSU. As a reporter and documentary filmmaker, she has worked for close to two decades exposing stories of sexual exploitation and trafficking. Born in Spain, she worked in Japan in documentaries for NHK and became Tokyo’s and then Los Angeles’ correspondent for Spain’sEl Mundo daily. Recently, she co-produced Through The Wall, a short documentary about a family divided by the US/Mexico border, which won the 2016 Imagen Awards. Her most recent journalistic work has appeared in The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and Documentary Magazine.
The screening is sponsored by: Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, College of Arts and Letters, Chicano and Latino Studies, Film Studies Program, Department of Media and Information, Department of Sociology, The Hub, Matrix, and the College of Music.
For more than 20 years, Sol Sender has been honing the expertise required to be just such a partner—and has put it into practice shaping, strengthening and transforming some of the world’s leading brands. With a broad set of creative skills that span strategy, writing, design, user experience and agile development, Sol has developed core brand strategy and experiences for a diverse set of clients including, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Motorola, GE, Citadel and Obama’08. His commitment to client success, focus on lasting value, and relentless hunt for the biggest ideas have built a reputation for deeply thoughtful work of the highest quality.
A Fellow of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Maria’s talent and achievements as a designer over the last 25 years have been recognized by some of the profession’s most notable organizations and publications: Communication Arts, Graphis Poster, Print, and ID magazines, the New York Type Directors Club, and British Design and Art Direction. Maria has taught aspiring designers and peers how to plan and implement branding and design programs at various institutions. At The Grillo Group, Maria and her team work for and with their clients every step of the way from solid research, analysis, and planning to clear positioning and sound message strategy to expert visual and verbal creative execution
The College of Arts & Letters Excel Network is excited to host our annual event Java & Jam!
Join us for free coffee and live music while you network and chat with MSU alumni representing fields in our 6 career communities (see http://excelnetwork.cal.msu.edu/about-excel-network/career-communities).
Who: MSU College of Arts & Letters Students and MSU Alumni
What: Network and enjoy coffee, cocoa, and live music in a coffee house style networking event
Where: Broad Art Lab (565 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI)
When: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6-8pm
Why: To meet awesome alumni, create connections, build professional contacts, and practice networking in a relaxed atmosphere.
This is a casual event, no resumes necessary. All class levels and majors are welcome!
Questions or need more information?
Contact Victoria Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org To learn more about the Excel Network and Sign up for Career Community News – visit: http://excelnetwork.cal.msu.edu/
The 1st Annual CAL Creative Arts & Research Forum for undergraduate students will feature over 45 students (including 25 Citizen Scholars) participating in 25 lightning talks and 20+ poster/visual presentations.
This event provides students in CAL the opportunity to showcase their unique areas of research within the creative arts and humanities, develop skills in assembling professional level presentations, as well as practice in formal public speaking for presentations. A select number of prizes/monetary awards will be presented to student winners.
- Showcase 2pm-4pm
- Reception & Awards 4pm-5pm