Monthly Archives: March 2011

3/31 – Thanks St. Xavier!

Sincere thanks to everyone who came out last night to see the film and participate in the Q&A at St. Xavier University.  Special thanks to Lauren Dentzman for coordinating everything, and making the event come off without a hitch.  Here is a picture of Ruth and Tony at the Q&A.  Next stop:  Seattle on 4.1 – see you there!

Ruth and Tony at the Q&A at St. Xavier University - 3/30/2011

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3/30 – Thanks Loyola!

Thanks to Natalie Tepeli, Loyola University and the SAIR group for a great screening last night.  The room was packed, the students were engaged and we actually changed a few minds in regard to supporting immigration reform.  Tony was warmly received at the post screening Q&A, getting a standing ovation!  Here is a note we got from Natalie following the screening:

I thought you’d like to know that I just received a message from a friend telling me how some people who came to the event were anti immigration reform, but now say that they have completely changed their way of thinking and can understand the plight of immigrants in the U.S. =)

This is why we do screenings!  First and foremost we want to help the Wasilewski family.  Second, we want the film to be part of the national dialog about immigration reform.  Last night’s event is proof that using the film to engage people in thoughtful discussion can really make a difference!

Tony, Natalie, Ruth and the rest of the Loyola crew

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3/21: Next Up: Loyola, St. Xavier and SEATTLE!

Hope to see you at one of our UPCOMING SCREENINGS:

Tues    Mar    29    2011
Loyola University – Chicago, IL – 6pm
Ruth and Tony in attendance
Sponsors: Student Alliance for Immigration Reform (S.A.I.R.) with UNICEF, Invisible Conflicts, and Refugee Outreach
Sullivan Center Galvin Auditorium
6339 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL
Click here for more info about the LOYOLA SCREENING!

Wed    Mar    30    2011
St. Xavier University – Chicago, IL  – 7pm
Ruth and Tony in attendance
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL  60655
Click here for more info about our ST XAVIER screening!

Friday April 1, 2011
Southside Commons – Seattle, WA – 7pm
3518 S Edmunds Street
Seattle WA 98118
Fundraiser / Screening in partnership with Washington CAN
Click here for more info about our SEATTLE screeing!

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3/10 – Next stop: George Washington University on Fri Mar 18th

We had a great screening last night in Atlanta at the Plaza Theater (thanks to Ben at the Plaza, Jerry Gonzalez from GALEO for sponsoring the event, and Rep Margaret Kaiser for helping with everything) to celebrate International Women’s Day, and a great event with the Georgia Women’s Caucus the night before. Now, we set our sights on Washington DC, for our next screening: Friday March 18th at 630pm at the George Washington University Law School, Lisner Building, Room LL101, Washington DC, 20052. This special screening came together through the incredible work of Attorney Parastoo Zahedi. Parastoo partnered with us, secured the space, and helped coordinate all the logistics in order to bring the film to the DC area for this screening. Ruth will attend, and present the film, as well as participate in a post screening discussion. Please try to come out to this event if you are in the Wash DC area, and please spread the word. See you there.

Tony and Ruth in front of the Plaza Theater on Intl Womens Day event

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3/8 – Happy Intl Women’s Day – ATL screening tonite!

Happy International Women’s Day to everyone. Today, our thoughts are with Janina Wasilewski and women all around the world. We hope that by focusing on Janina’s story, we can help other women facing the same issues. Tonight, we’ll dedicate our screening to Janina, as well as our friend Emily Guzman from NC who has been working to be reunited with her husband for over a year. We salute women everywhere and hope to see you tonight: 630pm at The Plaza Theater in Atlanta, GA. Special thanks to GALEO for co-sponsoring this event.

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3/2 – with sympathies to the Berg family

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of attorney Royal Berg’s father this past weekend. Everyone associated with the film sends Royal and all in the Berg family our deepest sympathies.

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