What: Life in Prison, Life in a Gang, or Life on the Streets? Is there any hope? Come join Columbia University Global Brigades for a FREE film screening of the 2008 documentary Blinded by Open Arms! Blinded by Open Arms captures the deteriorating situation in Honduras by showing the deplorable conditions through the stories that are told on screen. Afterwards, learn how you can help create sustainable projects to address these critical issues. FREE FOOD & SNACKS WILL BE SERVED!
“Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. It is made up of international nonprofit entities that mobilize student volunteers and professionals to empower communities in developing countries with programs that improve quality of life while respecting local culture. Between 2008 and 2009, more than 4,000 volunteers from 110 university chapters in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland traveled to provide health and economic development solutions to more than 50,000 beneficiaries through our teams in Panama and Honduras.”
When/Where: The screening is free at 8PM to 10PM in Roone Arledge Cinema in Lerner Hall.