We need to talk about border walls.
The 2016 election cycle has renewed the toxic narrative around migration and border walls, especially on the southern border of the United States. So we've decided to host a one-day national house party screening event of "Who Is Dayani Cristal?" with post-film discussions.
Join us and people around the country on October 12, 2016 (9pm EST, 6pm PST) to gather in your homes, organizations, or institutions to watch the film and participate in a discussion on immigration, migration and transnational rights issues.
Our film tells the story of a man who sacrificed his life to cross the US-Mexico border to provide for his family. His story sheds light on the stories of thousands of migrants and refugees around the world, and the ongoing humanitarian crisis currently taking place in the Sonora desert, where thousands of people die every year trying to enter the United States, just looking for a way to escape desperate poverty and violence.
We invite all that are interested in participating to organize “house parties” with friends, family, colleagues, or fellow organization members to watch the film together at 9pm EST / 6pm PST. Directly following the film, at 10:30 EST/ 7:30pm PST, we will moderate a “Tweet-Up" on Twitter. Participants will have the opportunity to follow #KnowYourBorder on Twitter and ask questions of a group of migration experts, to get tips on getting out the vote, educating ourselves and others on border issues, and elevate community voices on humane border policy.
After signing up on Eventbrite, on October 12th, 2016, we will provide a link that will make the film available for viewing for 24 hours.
For more information about the film and the issues surrounding migration, visit www.whoisdayanicristal.com. There you can find out more about the film and our humanitarian and activist efforts related to it, download all our educational materials, and find ways to donate and support nonprofits working on humane migration policies.
(Finally, while we are providing free access to the film for this event -- we want this to be widely accessible and open to all who are seeking ways to design a better and more humane border policy -- no film is created without energy and effort. If you can lend your support to work like this, which aims to mould art into a political catalyst, follow the link above to the “Who is Dayani Cristal?” site. There you will find options to rent or purchase the film.)
Looking forward to a great national discussion on October 12!
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