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Movie Night: "9500 Liberty"
Date Wednesday March 14
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Fireside Room, Unitarian Universalist Church
505 E. Charleston road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Authorppjc
9500 Liberty documents the first time in U.S. history that an Arizona-style immigration law was actually implemented—and the surprising grassroots opposition that led to its repeal.

Racial tension and threats of violence erupt when Prince William County, Virginia adopts a law requiring the police to question people who appear to be undocumented immigrants. Supporters of the law ride a wave of hysteria to an election victory. But many reconsider when the local economy feels the impact of a sudden exodus of workers, consumers, and business owners. Despite fears of reprisal, a group of concerned citizens launches a “virtual resistance” using social media, setting up a final showdown with the law’s ferocious advocates.

Free and open to all. Contributions will be requested. Wheelchair accessible.

Sponsored by: Peninsula Peace and Justice Center and Action Council, Unitarian Universalist Church
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Mar 7th, 2012 3:50 PM