Monday, September 10, 2012

Free "Welcome to Shelbyville" documentary at KCKCC Sept. 12

The critically acclaimed documentary “Welcome to Shelbyville” will be shown Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Free and open to the public, the documentary will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in Room 2325 on the lower level of the Jewell Student Center on the KCKCC campus at 7250 State Avenue.

A discussion and question and answer session will follow.

Set against the backdrop of a shaky economy, “Welcome to Shelbyville” deals in an honest way how a community deals with change brought on by immigration by taking a look at a southern town as its residents – white and African Americans, Latinos and Somalis – grapple with their beliefs, their histories and their evolving ways of life.”

The documentary is sponsored by the International Student Organization (ISO) and Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) at KCKCC, the Intercultural Center and Welcoming Kansas.

An affiliate of the national organization Welcoming America, Welcoming Kansas is sponsoring the documentary as part of National Welcoming Week activities in the state.

Additional information is available from KCKCC Intercultural Center Director Barbara Clark-Evans at 913-288-7504 or