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Dying to Get-In: A Public Forum on Undocumented Immigration

Another great Chicago area event in honor solidarity with Elvira Arellano:

Join the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Latin American and Latino Studies at UIC to screen a short award-winning documentary about undocumented immigration, followed by a moderated conversation about the case of Elvira Arellano. As the movement for comprehensive immigration reform and legalization of undocumented immigrants grows in breadth and depth, we feel it is of vital importance to foster public dialogue on the issues surrounding Elvira’s case.

Dying to Get In: A Film by Brett Tolley is an unflinching, intimate perspective of border crossing and the people who cross. The U.S./Mexican border, dubbed a “gauntlet of death” by documentarian Brett Tolley, is infiltrated first-hand in this gritty examination. Since 1994, the number of deaths in the Southern Arizona desert has continued to increase until the summer of 2005 when it reached a record high. Insight into America’s undocumented population shows that trade policies and economic sanctions have effectively forced people off of their own land.

Following the film, there will be a moderated conversation and remarks by Amalia Pallares, Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) and Political Science at UIC, and Nilda Flores-González, Associate Professor of LALS and Sociology at UIC.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007
5:30 p.m.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall
800 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607

This event is FREE. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are recommended. Call (312) 413-5353.

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