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.”
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