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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

 

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Series Spotlight: The New Immigrants

The New Bedford Standard Times is running a great series titled “The New Immigrants”. New Bedford, Massachusetts was the location of mass ICE raids last year and has been heavily involved in the immigration debate since then.

The new series is focused on the lives of immigrants, their stories, their struggles and their humanity.

Today’s story, “A Guatemalan Immigrant’s Oddysey to the Middle Class” tells the story of a family’s pursuit and achievement of the American Dream. Read it here.

Be sure to check it out the entire serires here. There are lots of great resources – articles, videos, op-eds etc.

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