Stories Beyond Borders: A Film Event

Rebecca K Announcements

The Waukegan Public Library is hosting “Stories Beyond Borders,” a film event about immigration issues.

The film showing takes place on Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:00-4:00pm. Kate is planning to attend and she would like to carpool if others are interested. Departure would be at approximately 1:15pm. The Waukegan Public Library is at 128 N County St, Waukegan, Illinois.

“Stories Beyond Borders” is an organizing initiative that uses documentary films to show a more complete picture of the attacks on immigrant families and communities. Beyond building empathy, these five short films lift up real stories of resilience and strength, while illustrating some of the ways people can give their time, energy, and resources to support organizing led by immigrant communities.

At a moment when the rights of immigrants are being attacked, a fuller story of immigration needs to be told to address the harms perpetuated by immigration enforcement practices and policies that extend beyond the crisis at the border. Whether it’s through raids, people being picked up at courthouses, or being forced to live in churches – families are being separated and attacked across America. What can our community do to address some of these realities?

To learn more about the films check out the website. https://www.workingfilms.org/stories-beyond-borders/films/

The Waukegan Library also has the event listed on Facebook. https://facebook.com/events/424659814884501/?ti=ia