There’s a community in Virginia that was torn apart by the issues of immigration and racial profiling. It’s far from the border, but this small city in northeast Virginia became a battleground for issues that are dividing Americans all across the country.
Some documentary makers went there and filmed how the city dealt with the racial schisms. They have just completed the film, called “9500 Liberty” and have allowed local Coffee Party activists to show it at a small venue in North Park.
The folks who made the movie are Eric Byler and Annabel Park, a couple of the founders of the nation-wide Coffee Party Movement. Local San Diego Coffee Party people are presenting a special pre-screening of the film before the theatrical release comes to San Diego. This documentary is powerful and its release is timely:
“Prince William County, Virginia becomes ground zero in America’s explosive battle over immigration policy when elected officials adopt a law requiring police officers to question anyone they have “probable cause” to suspect is an undocumented immigrant.
The devastating social and economic impact of the “Immigration Resolution” is felt in the lives of real people in homes and in local businesses. But the ferocious fight to adopt and then reverse this policy unfolds inside government chambers, on the streets, and on the Internet. 9500 Liberty provides a front row seat to all three battlegrounds.”
Come join those hosting this amazing film and – if you’re into it – there’s a discussion afterward on what people can do to help stop the hateful laws like the one in Arizona and the ones that are popping up all over the country – we can make a difference!
There is a $5 suggested donation (if you can’t afford that you are still very welcome!) and please purchase coffee or another drink from the snack bar – there will also be $1 bags of fresh popcorn! Doors open at 7:30 and movie will begin around 7:45 and is 80 minutes long.
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center
Street: 3925 Ohio Street in North Park