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Film on undocumented youth to be shown Oct. 1

“Papers: The Movie,” a film detailing the stories of undocumented youth and the challenges they face as they turn 18 without legal status in the United States, will be shown at Penn State Hazleton at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, in 1 Kostos Building.

 

According to the movie’s Web site, www.papersthemovie.com, there are approximately 2 million undocumented children who were born in the U.S. and raised in this country. These are young people who were educated in American schools, hold American values, know only the U.S. as home and who, upon high school graduation, find the door to their future slammed shut.

 

Directed by Anne Galisky and produced by Rebecca Shine of Portland, Oregon’s Graham Street Productions, the film follows the personal stories of five undocumented students and the national grassroots movement working to pass the DREAM Act.

 

It also includes expert commentary from political, academic and civil rights leaders across the nation including Senator Robert Menendez, Karen Narasaki of the Asian American Justice Center, Clarissa Martinez De Castro of NCLR, Joe Solmonese of the Human Rights Campaign, and Kent Wong of the UCLA Labor Center.

 

This free event is sponsored by Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium (NEPDEC), Penn State Hazleton, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the Concerned Parents of the Hazleton Area (CPHA).

 

For more information, contact Penn State Hazleton’s Office of University Relations at 450-3180.  

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