8/8 in #CostaMesa CA: Screening of Detention Stories – Life Inside California’s New Angel Island
DETENTION STORIES: LIFE INSIDE CALIFORNIA’S NEW ANGEL ISLAND
Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) is proud to release Detention Stories: Life Inside California’s New Angel Island, a documentary film series that explores the social and cultural world inside California’s immigration detention centers through individuals who are in the best position to describe it: men and women in detention. Come learn about the history of immigration detention in California from the early 1900s to the present.
Date: Friday, August 8th from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
Free parking available in church lot.
Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement in partnership with Aquifer Media. This documentary film series was made possible with support from Cal Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Cal Humanities or NEH.
Co-Sponsors: Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, Irvine United Congregational Church, Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church of Pasadena. For co-sponsorship opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:15 to 6:30: Reception (light refreshments served)
6:30 to 7:15: Screening of the documentaries with explanation of the project by CIVIC’s Christina Fialho
7:15 to 8:30: Q&A/Meet the producers, filmmakers, and storytellers
Special presentation by Tina Shull, a leading expert on immigration detention, history, and the humanities. In 2007, her husband was detained and deported. Her current research focuses on the intersections of Reagan’s Cold War nationalism, public xenophobia, and the rise of prison privatization in the 1980s – with the hopes of lending a historical narrative to current immigration policy debates.
This event is free and open to the public. A tax-deductible donation to CIVIC is suggested.