Film Screening – DETAINED: THE NEW BEDFORD IMMIGRATION RAID

 

From the Western MA Coalition for Immigrant and Worker Rights blog:

Food for Thought Books and
Western MA Coalition for Immigrant & Worker Rights present:

DETAINED: THE NEW BEDFORD IMMIGRATION RAID
A film by Jenny Alexander

On March 6, 2007, US Immigration officials raided a New Bedford, MA factory that makes vests and backpacks for US soldiers. Many of the 361 undocumented immigrants who were detained in the raid were women with small children.

Showing:
Wednesday
July 16, 2008
7 pm
Food for Thought Books
106 N. Pleasant St.
Downtown Amherst

The free film screening will be followed by a discussion on efforts to organize around immigration issues in our local communities.

For more information, please contact:
Javiera at 413-253-5432, javiera@foodforthoughtbooks.com
or Cecilia at wmciwr@gmail.com

This event is cosponsored by Casa Latina, Enlace Latino, The International Language Institute, SAGE, Western MA American Friends Service Committee, Western MA Copwatch, Western MA Jobs with Justice and Greenfield Community College Peace and Justice Studies Program

 

2 responses to “Film Screening – DETAINED: THE NEW BEDFORD IMMIGRATION RAID

  1. Raids like the New Bedford fiasco, that resulted in damage to family units, are a flagrant disregard for human rights … the very premise on which this country was founded. It’s inexcusable.

    When I wrote my most recent novel, THE IMMIGRANT, my research uncovered countless, similar examples of ruthless, insensitive measures of so-called enforcement of our immigration laws.

    I commend “Standing Firm” for their efforts to bring these inhumane practices to the public’s attention. And I am eternally grateful for the assistance and input of one of our family members, who is a former member of ICE, when I was creating the manuscript for THE IMMIGRANT.

    Let’s support this worthy endeavor.

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  2. Just saw this film at a viewing at the National Organizers Alliance gathering. It is fantastic. Well done! Kudos to Jenny Alexander.
    -Cassie

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