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Film Screening of the Gatekeeper - A benefit for the Immigrant Workers Freedom R
Date Friday May 21
Time 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
AK Press Warehouse
674-A 23rd.
Oakland, CA 94612
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorJosh Warren-White
Friday, May 21st - 7pm (doors at 6:30)
Screening of the award winning film: The Gatekeeper
Through the Gatekeeper, "John Carlos Frey puts a human face on the struggle of undocumented workers crossing the Mexico-U.S. border. The Gatekeeper follows self-loathing biracial Border Patrol agent Adam Fields (Frey), who's stuck undercover as an illegal immigrant and must endure the violent and inhumane conditions of a work camp run by a drug cartel in central California. The film does well to show how the "invisibility" of undocumented workers creates abusive, slave-like conditions - a situation that clearly benefits the criminal industry. Complicated by Fields's internalized racism, the film's story offers an interesting look at how far people will go for the American dream, and how it can backfire on them." -Cindy Emch, SF Bay Guardian
For more information on the film go to: http://www.gatekeeperfilm.com/
A benefit for the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride
Last September, 883 Immigrant Worker Freedom Riders from 54 countries crossed 42 states and stopped at over 200 public events in a national campaign, following in the footsteps of the 1960's civil rights movement, to demand equal rights for immigrants. The Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride was the largest mobilization in U.S. history in support of immigrants rights. >From every major city in the U.S. we came together to demand that this nation's broken immigration system be fixed, and that immigrants and their families be accorded equal civil liberties and workplace protections.
Come hear from some of the Northern California Riders about how we are continuing this movement, and help us raise funds to send Riders to participate in the New Freedom Summer program which will continue to raise the political power and visibility of immigrant communities. Come watch this film that helps to expose both the reality of immigrant's lives in California as well as the inhumane immigration and border enforcement policies that result in hundreds of deaths along the border every year.
For more information on the Immigrant Worker Freedom Ride, please call Martha at 510-682-4302 or visit http://www.iwfr.org
$8-20 sliding scale donation for the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride.
Event will be held at the AK Press Warehouse: 674 A 23rd St. Oakland, CA
Between MLK and San Pablo near the 19th St. BART and the West Grand exit of 80/980
For more info contact: AK Press at 510.208.1700, josh@akpress.org, or http://www.akpress.org
All events at AK Press are wheel chair accessible
Added to the calendar on Thursday Apr 29th, 2004 5:26 PM
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