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Jueves Gratis por las Tardes: Stories Beyond Borders Screening

  • Mexic-Arte Museum 419 Congress Ave Austin United States (map)
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At a moment when the rights of immigrants are being attacked, a fuller story of immigration needs to be told to address the harms perpetuated by immigration enforcement practices and policies that extend beyond the crisis at the border. Whether it’s through raids, people being picked up at courthouses, or being forced to live in churches - families are being separated and attacked across America. 

This event is co-hosted by RAICES, the largest immigration legal services non-profit rooted in Texas with a national voice. Texas has a boundary that stretches 1,241 miles between the United States and Mexico. RAICES has a mission to defend the rights of immigrants and refugees, empower individuals, families and communities, and advocate for liberty and justice. Right now, migrant families and children are fleeing violence and corruption in their home countries only to be met with rejection as they try to seek asylum in the United States. Asylum seekers are being forced to wait in dangerous border towns in Mexico where they are vulnerable and susceptible to organized crime, kidnapping, robbery and violence. The time to fight for just policies, humane treatment and against hate is now.  

You’re invited to Stories Beyond Borders, a screening of two of our short films that show a more complete picture of the attacks on immigrant families and communities. Beyond building empathy, these films lift up real stories of resilience and strength, while illustrating some of the ways people can give their time, energy, and resources to support organizing led by immigrant communities.

Join us for this screening & discussion to learn more and find out how you can stand up against these attacks! This event is hosted by the Mexic-Arte Museum, RAICES and Working Films.