Wednesday April 1 in #Newark #NJ: Screening of “Detention Stories: Life Inside the New Angel Island”
DETENTION STORIES: LIFE INSIDE CALIFORNIA’S NEW ANGEL ISLAND
& Discussion of an Upcoming Project in New York & New Jersey
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 and about how you can get involved with our upcoming stories project on immigration detention in New York and New Jersey.
Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Location: Rutgers University, The Martini Foundation Lecture Hall,
Lights refreshments will be served.
Presented by: Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) in partnership with First Friends of New Jersey, American Friends Service Committee’s Immigrant Rights Program and Rutgers University Immigrant Rights Collective are excited to host the screening and discussion. This documentary film series was produced by CIVIC and 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. Experience more at calhum.org and endisolation.org.
Agenda: Come meet the producers, filmmakers, and storytellers. Special presentation by Will Coley, the Producer and Founder of Aquifer Media and the lead producer of Detention Stories: Life Inside California’s New Angel Island. Learn about immigration detention in New Jersey from Sally Pillay of First Friends, which operates visitation programs at New Jersey Facilities. Alix Nguefack, Detention Coordinator at American Friends Service Committee’s Immigrant Rights Program will share policy update on immigration detention in NJ. You will also hear from a former detainee.
This community screenings is free.
A tax-deductible donation to CIVIC is highly suggested.