The “Camp to Campus” documentary premiered at CSUB on February 5, 2013, in the Dore Theatre. The 90-minute film focuses on first-generation college graduates who come from a migrant labor background.
The “Camp to Campus ” project is funded by a $10,000 grant from Cal Humanities’ Community Stories Fund, along with $15,000 in matching funds from CSUB. In the spring of 2012, a diverse group of more than 50 people responded to an initial survey. They shared their experiences of growing up as the children of migrant laborers-some living in labor camps, and some working in the fields themselves- making the journey to college, and succeeding there.
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CSUB Art Department graduate, Jeff Colson, was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for U.S. and Canada Competition, Creative Arts – Fine Arts, 2012. The Fellowships assist research and artistic creation for artists and scholars. More information.
Camp to Campus A project team at CSUB, with faculty from Art, History, English and Economics, are embarking on an ambitious project to create a documentary about first-generation college graduates who come from a migrant labor background. The project, called “Camp to Campus,” is funded by a $10,000 grant from Cal Humanities’ Community Stories Fund, with $15,000 in matching funds from CSUB. The goal is to interview a diverse group of people who were the first in their families to attend college and who grew up partly in Central Valley migrant labor camps because their parents worked as migrant laborers. Once the documentary is completed, it will be shown at CSUB, local high schools and community colleges throughout Kern County in January, February and March of 2013. High school and community college students will have the chance to compete for scholarships to CSUB in an essay and video-essay contest about the documentary.
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