What: Screening of 9500 Liberty, documentary of Prince William County as ground zero for the nation’s immigration debate.
When: Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Reception at 5:30 p.m.
Movie at 6 p.m. Followed by a question and answer session with the filmmakers Annabel Park and Eric Byler
Where: Center for Community Change, 1536 U St. NW, Washington DC 20009
The Center for Community Change is proud to bring you 9500 Liberty, a documentary that began as a YouTube channel documenting Prince William County’s adoption of a law requiring police officers to question anyone they had “probable cause” to suspect was an undocumented immigrant.
The law’s adoption converted the county into ground zero in America’s explosive battle over immigration policy. 9500 Liberty reveals the startling vulnerability of a local government targeted by national anti-immigration networks that use the Internet to frighten and intimidate lawmakers and citizens. Alarmed by a climate of fear and racial division, residents fight back using YouTube videos and virtual town halls, setting up a real-life showdown in the seat of county government.
9500 Liberty depicts the devastating social and economic impact of the “Immigration Resolution” on the lives of people in homes and businesses in Prince William County. 9500 Liberty provides a front row seat to the ferocious fight to adopt and then reverse this policy as it unfolds inside government chambers, on the streets and on the Internet.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Mary Moreno at firstname.lastname@example.org