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THIRD THURSDAY SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES
IMMIGRANT PRISONS & LUMPKIN, GA
With the current surge of anti-immigrant rhetoric, stock in the immigrant prison industry is skyrocketing and ICE agents continue to raid communities and lock up immigrants - violating shelter in place orders and utlizing precious N95 masks. 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.
We will view TWO short documentaries: Immigrant Prisons and Lumpkin, GA followed by discussion.
Brave New Films' "IMMIGRANT PRISONS" exposes the abuses of the deportation industrial complex, substandard medical care, widespread physical and sexual abuse, virtual slave labor working conditions and highlight the incredible stories of three former detainees.
LUMPKIN, GA is about Stewart Detention Center, which is the largest immigrant detention center in the U.S. This detention center is in Georgia. In a fading Georgia town, a community recalls its dark past and faces a grim present. An undocumented immigrant, caught in legal limbo and facing deportation, contemplates his future. In the midst of it all, a massive, private immigration prison generates millions in profits. Where these stories meet, the hidden epicenter of America’s immigration crackdown is revealed—a place called Lumpkin, GA.
Join us for a discussion of the current situation and how we might address these issues.
ABOUT THE SERIES
The League of Women Voters of the CSRA in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta Social Justice Committee, the CSRA Coalition for Immigrant Rights and ACLU People Power Augusta, GA is bringing a series of thought-provoking social justice-themed films to the CSRA in 2020. Each 3-month block will focus on one topic - breaking down the complex issues for easier discussion.
This movie series is designed to focus on important social issues being faced today. The aim of the series is to facilitate dialogue to enhance informed communication, personal responsibility, and social responsibility. Each film screening incorporates a discussion with invited community organizers and/or experts. All events in the series are free admission and open to the public.