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Sunday Speaker: Paul Espinosa, PhD - Filmmaker, ASU Prof Transborder Studies

This Sunday Speaker brought to you by the HSGP Humanities Project.

Paul Espinosa, Ph.D., professor at ASU in the School of Transborder Studies and filmmaker, will share some of his film work with us.


Exploring the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

This presentation will explore the dynamics of the US-Mexico border region through the medium of film. Using short film clips from award-winning documentary films produced by Dr. Paul Espinosa, the presentation will provide a historical and cultural journey through this transnational region. Among the issues explored in Espinosa’s films are:

· the war of 1846 which created the current border;

· a look at how U.S. schools dealt with the growing presence of Mexican American students in the early 20th century;

· a portrait of the migrant experience seen through the eyes of a young Mexican American boy whose family goes north every year to pick crops; and

· a profile of the dramatic challenges of living as undocumented immigrants in the U.S.;

· a profile of the labor recruitment system for mining in Arizona.


Paul Espinosa is an award-winning Filmmaker and Professor in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. He has been producing films for over 30 years, specializing in documentary and dramatic films focused on the U.S.-Mexico border region. Espinosa has produced, directed and written numerous films for PBS including The U.S.-Mexican War:[masked], ...and the earth did not swallow him, In the Shadow of the Law, California and the American Dream, The Border, The Hunt for Pancho Villa, Los Mineros and The Lemon Grove Incident. He received his B.A. degree from Brown University and his Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in Anthropology. Espinosa's films have been screened at festivals around the world and have won many awards including eight Emmys. In 2010, Espinosa received the Outstanding Latino/a Cultural Award in Fine or Performing Arts from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.


The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix presents its Sunday Speaker meetings twice a month on Sunday mornings.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for breakfast, meeting begins at 10 a.m. We enjoy the company of our fellow Humanists and a lecture from a guest speaker and topic discussion ending by 11:30 a.m. Our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Humanism.

Breakfast is offered for sale to members and guests for $5.00. For coffee only, the charge is $1.00. If you would like to have coffee and/or food, please pay at the welcome desk by the entrance door. Of course, donations are always gratefully accepted as well.

For your convenience, the membership desk is immediately behind the welcome desk at each Sunday meeting. Stop by to join or renew your membership in HSGP, or to update your records such as your email address.

Thank you! See you at the HSGP Community Center!









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  • Bruce S.

    Dr. Espinosa owns the copyright, correct? If he's willing to let us show his films in the HCC, I'd be interested in watching them.

    September 23, 2013

    • Jennifer W.

      Correct. He says that we may show his films. If we have any trouble obtaining one that we want to show, he will help us with that.

      September 25, 2013

  • Jennifer W.

    Excellent! Left us wanting to watch the entire films. Dr. Espinosa says that we may show them at HCC!

    September 23, 2013

  • Sharon L.

    Very interesting and very informative.

    September 22, 2013

  • Mary

    Thanks Professor Espinosa's for showing clips from your highly informative historical films. Very informative indeed!

    September 22, 2013

  • Anita R.

    Hi All. Just a reminder that being a member of the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (HSGP) Meetup Group does not mean that you are a member of the organization HSGP. Please consider becoming a dues-paying member of HSGP and supporting one of the largest non-theistic communities in Arizona. Membership entitles you to borrow from a wide selection of books and DVDs (including DVDs of meeting presentations) from our Robert G. Ingersoll Library and the right to vote for board members once a year. Information on how to join is available on our website at

    September 21, 2013

  • Mary

    I'm curious to see how the expansionist-oppressive history of the past relates today to the Corporatist-USA oppression and its global political-economic domination of natural and labor resources??
    Thank you.

    September 18, 2013

  • Jennifer W.

    To clarify, Dr. Paul Espinosa will join us for TWO events with TWO different presentations.

    The one for the Humanities Project monthly meeting on Friday evening, Sept 20, will focus on the arts in some of his films.

    On Sunday, Sept 22, at our Sunday Speaker meeting, the focus will be on the history and culture of the US/Mexico border region.

    Paul Espinosa's films are insightful, historical, educational, thought-provoking, and entertaining. You may have seen some of his documentaries on PBS.

    The two presentations for HSGP will be complementary to each other and it will be well worth while to attend both if you can.



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