The theme of 2021-2022 Beloit Residencies is “Citizenship, Migration, and Belonging”.
Credit: Artwork by Hannah Kang'22In 2021-22, four of Beloit College’s signature Residencies have coordinated to offer a robust series of events around the common theme of Citizenship, Migration and Belonging.
This year will provide a unique opportunity to engage deeply with the pressing topics of migration, the rights of undocumented people, the plight of stateless people, and the surging refugee crisis.
“Stateless” Film Screening, with Michèle Stephenson, director
Director Michèle Stephenson will present and discuss her new documentary which follows families of those affected by the 2013 legislation stripping citizenship from Dominicans of Haitian descent, uncovering the complex history and present-day politics of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through the grassroots electoral campaign of a young attorney named Rosa Iris.
In an in depth look at the issue of statelessness, secret footage and eyewitness accounts shine new light on a brutal campaign by the Myanmar military against Rohingya Muslims — an effort that has been described by both the United Nations and the United States as “ethnic cleansing.”
The annual theme initiative is aimed at helping make stronger connections for students across the co-curricular events in order to integrate diverse disciplinary perspectives on a common topic of vital global importance.