Birthright Crisis: The Power and Paradoxes of Media Advocacy

A lecture by Miriam Neptune
Thursday, October 9, 2014
12 PM
BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall

After a September 2013 court ruling stripped citizenship from thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent, long-term efforts to critique human rights conditions in the Dominican Republic gained traction. Yet with increased scrutiny, existing tensions between Dominican and Haitian diaspora groups increased. Miriam Neptune discusses the experience of screening her award-winning documentary, Birthright Crisis, as both an organizing tool and a focal point for dialogue between two communities with diverging narratives. Neptune documented collaborations between Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees and the Movement of Haitian-Dominican Women from 2004 to 2010, and is currently a manager of instructional media services at Barnard College.


Oct. 9, 2014 - 12:00 PM