Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—February 8, 2018
By: Rosemary Piser
On Friday, February 23 at 7 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Community Church (UUCC) will screen Brave New Films Immigration Prisons series. UUCC is located at 70 Sycamore Drive in Park Forest. A discussion will follow the film screening. The event is free and open to the public.
The United States has the biggest immigrant prison system in the world, yet most Americans are unaware of the conditions found in immigrant prisons, and the mistreatment many detained immigrants endure. Brave New Films has hand-selected three short films for this series to change that.
With the current surge of anti-immigrant rhetoric, stock in the immigrant prison industry is skyrocketing and more ICE agents are being hired to patrol communities and lock up immigrants. This means more people are being detained every day and forced to live for days, weeks, and even months at a time in unsustainable conditions, all while giant corporations turn a profit.
The films ‘Immigrant Prisons,’ ‘Immigrants for Sale,’ and ‘No More Detention: Free Pastor Noe’ will help you to learn more about the immigrant prison industry and how it profits off the detention and suffering of people. These films examine issues related to immigration in the United States that impact undocumented and refugee communities, including DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
Free coffee, tea and popcorn will be provided. Bring a snack to share if you wish. Optional donations appreciated.
For additional information, call 708-481-5339 or visit www.uuccpf.org.