published Resources 2011-08-25 14:11:03 -0400


EAST OF SALINAS Screening Resources

The Discussion Guide guide contains the following for your screening use:
• about the film & filmmakers • ready to watch! screening guide
• ready to talk! discussion guide • ready to act! handout

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The filmmakers' website and social media links

Farmworker Justice is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice.

Migrant Legal Action Program works to enforce rights and to improve public policies affecting farmworkers' working and housing conditions, education, health, nutrition, and general welfare.

National Council of La Raza advocates for Latinos in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce and the economy, health, and housing.

Cesar Chavez Foundation works to enrich and improve the lives of farmworker and Latino families by meeting their essential human, cultural and community needs.

Coalition of Immokalee Workers is a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in the fields of social responsibility, human trafficking, and gender-based violence at work.  Built on a foundation of farmworker community organizing starting in 1993, and reinforced with the creation of a national consumer network since 2000, CIW’s work has steadily grown over more than twenty years to encompass three broad and overlapping spheres: the Fair Food Program, Anti-Slavery Campaign, and Campaign for Fair Food.

United We Dream is the first and largest national immigrant youth-led organization fighting for relief and fair treatment for all undocumented immigrants.

Southern Poverty Law Center is a non-profit organization that combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.


published Order EAST OF SALINAS 2011-08-25 14:09:13 -0400

published News 2011-08-25 13:56:58 -0400

published Home 2011-08-25 13:20:09 -0400


José is an excellent student with a bright future except that he is undocumented, the child of migrant farm laborers in California's Salinas Valley. East of Salinas asks, what is lost when kids like José are denied opportunities?



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"I cannot think of a more timely intervention than this moving, humanizing portrait of a child, his family, and his teacher. East of Salinas illuminates not only the struggles and hopes of undocumented immigrants, but also the problems of a nation whose policies divide families and limit the opportunities of our youth...This film will spark many conversations and insights."
Kevin Kumashiro, Dean and Professor, School of Education, University of San Francisco, Author, Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture

"A thought-provoking documentary that puts a human face to the raging national debate over undocumented immigration and 'illegal aliens'...It tells of the unsung heroes in our schools, such as dedicated teacher Oscar Ramos, the child of farmworkers himself, who now works to help his students, the children of farmworkers, achieve the American dream."
Kevin R. Johnson, Dean, UC Davis School of Law, Co-Editor, ImmigrationProf Blog, Author, Opening the Floodgates? Why America Needs to Rethink Its Border and Immigration Laws

"East of Salinas is powerful, educational, heartrending, inspirational and unforgettable. It moves hearts and minds - a must for students, teachers, and the general public."
Francisco Jiménez, Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, Santa Clara University, Author, Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University