Calendar · Newsletters · Events  
About the City Business Government Residents Departments Online Services
City Manager Redwood City, California
     Home » City Manager » News Releases » News Release


Our Core Purpose and Values

City Manager's Initiatives

Budget

Economic Development

Information Technology

News Releases

   · 2014
   · 2013
   · 2012
   · 2011
   · 2010
   · 2009
   · 2008
   · 2007
   · 2006
   · 2005
   · 2004
   · 2003
 

E-News

Awards and Recognition

Biography of City Manager Bob Bell

Contact the Staff of the City Manager’s Office


For Immediate Release

Redwood City Library Presents FREE Screening of Acclaimed Film: “Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth”

Redwood City, CA - April 20, 2011 - It’s reported that nationwide, 65,000 undocumented students graduate every year from high school without “papers.” In an effort to better understand the challenges these young people face as they turn 18 without legal status, the film, "Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth" was produced by Graham Street Productions in association with El Grupo Juvenil. The Redwood City Library is presenting a free screening of this film – these compelling stories are sure to speak to youth and families from all segments of our community, and foster productive discussions.

Families and all community members are encouraged to come and learn more about this important community issue, and stay afterward to talk with local youth dedicated to helping other immigrant youth pursue higher education.

Wednesday April 27th
6:30 – 8 pm
Redwood City Downtown Library
1044 Middlefield Road

This should be a fascinating evening, and a most interesting discussion. Free snacks will be provided.

From the “Papers” website:
“There are approximately two million undocumented children who were born outside 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. It is against the law to work or drive. It is difficult, if not impossible in some states, to attend college. They live at risk of arrest, detention and deportation to countries they may not even remember. Currently, there is no path to citizenship for these young people.”

Everyone is encouraged to hear the stories of these youth, at this free screening of “Papers.”

The Redwood City Public Library offers many free programs for children, adults, and families, and is the learning center of our community. For more information about library events and services you may access the library’s home page at www.redwoodcity.org/library or call 780-7026.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter and other City documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

###

Contact:
Sarah LaTorra
Redwood City Library
(650) 780-7035   
                       

 

Footer Menu Bar

Logo

© Copyright 1996-2011 City of Redwood City
Please read our Terms of Service
Please email any comments or suggestions to webmaster@redwoodcity.org
Unless otherwise noted, all phone numbers are in area code 650.

City Home Site Map Search Contact Us Suggestions