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PICC is excited to welcome the National AAPI DACA Video Tour, a national communication campaign to educate Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities on the pains of family separation as well as the dreams and hopes of undocumented immigrant youth, through the screening of two documentaries.
The documentaries feature personal stories of undocumented immigrants and DACA recipients. The two films, "Dream Riders Across America" and "Halmoni" (Grandmother), will be followed by a panel and community discussion.
Save the Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS), 1023 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
This is a free event, and donations are greatly appreciated! Your generous donation will go directly to DACA and Advance Parole scholarships and PICC's 2016 Summer Statewide Youth Convening.
ABOUT THE FILMS
DREAM RIDERS ACROSS AMERICA: 12 Asian American, Latino, and African American youth from California, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia embarked on a road trip to amplify the voices of young people of color and immigrants and build the power of youth throughout the country. The Dream Riders traveled through the southern states where they shared their personal stories of migration and experiences living in the United States, hopes for their families and country, and how young people can become agents for social change.
Halmoni (Grandmother) by Ju Hong: In 2012, President Obama announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which would provide protection from deportation for up to one million undocumented youth. Through DACA, Ju traveled to South Korea and reunited with his ailing grandmother for the first time in over 13 years. Ju Hong once held a secret that is now an integral part of his identity: he is an undocumented immigrant. Ju is limited in his rights and privileges as compared to those of a U.S. citizen, one being that he is unable to travel freely outside of the U.S. because of his immigration status and the risk of deportation.
Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS)
1023 Callowhill St
Philadelphia , PA 19123