RALEIGH (October 1, 2019) – On October 6, the NC Justice Center and partners will host Stories Beyond Borders, a program at Raleigh’s Rialto Theater featuring five short films that show a more complete picture of the attacks on immigrant families and communities.
These films lift up real stories of resilience and strength, while illustrating some of the ways people can give their time, energy, and resources to support organizing led by immigrant communities. This free event will also include a discussion led by those who are working for immigrant justice in Raleigh, including El Pueblo and Comite de Accion Popular.
At a moment when the rights of immigrants are being attacked, a fuller story of immigration needs to be told to address the harms perpetuated by immigration enforcement practices and policies that extend beyond the crisis at the border. Whether it’s through raids, people being picked up at courthouses, or being forced to live in churches, families are being separated and attacked across America.
Raleigh has long embraced immigrants from around the world and remains an open and tolerant community. The NC Justice Center, El Pueblo, Comite de Accion Popular, and Carolina Jews for Justice are hosting the event in order to mobilize the community to help protect neighbors and colleagues in the face of rising attacks.
The NC Justice Center is also promoting the film throughout the state. With events already held in Greensboro, High Point, Hillsborough, and Charlotte, there are upcoming screenings in Boone on October 2 and Winston Salem on October 3 (more information below).
BOONE: OCTOBER 2
Tuchin Arts Center, 423 W King St
WINSTON-SALEM: OCTOBER 3
Parkway United Church of Christ, 1465 Irving Street
RALEIGH: OCTOBER 6
1pm to 3pm
Rialto Theater, 1620 Glenwood Ave
Stories Beyond Borders is a project of Working Films, a national nonprofit organization based in Wilmington, NC. Recognizing the power of stories to inspire and transform, Working Films builds partnerships between nonfiction media-makers, nonprofit organizations, educators and advocates to advance social justice and environmental sustainability, and support community-based change. Stories Beyond Borders was co-created with NAKASEC, National Domestic Workers Alliance, UndocuBlack Network, and United We Dream.