Immigrants in America Film Series: 9500 Liberty

LeChase Hall Genrich-Rusling Room
Thursday, February 7, 2013
7:15 PM to 9:15 PM

The film 9500 Liberty focuses on a 2007 law that required police in Virginia's Prince William County to ask for citizenship documentation of anyone they suspected of being in the country illegally. Directed by Eric Byler and Annabel Park, 9500 Liberty is a compelling documentary about when anti-immigration laws hurt a community rather than help it. It examines cases of racial profiling and their devastating effects, both socially and economically, on this Prince William County community. A panel discussion with local experts will follow the screening.

Third in a year-long film series, "The Immigrant and Refugee Experience,"supported by Project CELLS:  Western New York Collaboration for English Language Learner Success, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Save the date for the next and last film in the series: March 26, Childhood in Translation.The film 9500 Liberty focuses on a 2007 law that required police in Virginia's Prince William County to ask for citizenship documentation of anyone they suspected of being in the country illegally. Directed by Eric Byler and Annabel Park, 9500 Liberty is a compelling documentary about when anti-immigration laws hurt a community rather than help it. It examines cases of racial profiling and their devastating effects, both socially and economically, on this Prince William County community. A panel discussion with local experts will follow the screening.
 
This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free. The film is closed captioned and a sign language interpreter will be provided for the panel discussion. For more information, contact the Warner School Academic Support Office at
help@warner.rochester.edu.


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