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In the Community: Addressing Immigration - DACA Film Screening

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Middlesex County College

2600 Woodbridge Ave

Edison, NJ 08817

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This event is an interactive film screening of the movie, “The Dream Is Now.”
Refreshments will be provided

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA is for individuals who entered the country as minors, and had either entered or remained in the country illegally, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit. These individuals or Dreamers number over 800,000 and this policy was recently rescinded as of September 2017. It is more important than ever to try and understand how this affects our local community and why people should be concerned about this legislation.

Few individuals understand that Dreamers are just like everyone else, especially on our campus. Our Counseling Services departments has said that Dreamers on campus are afraid of being outed and because of that, afraid to look for help.

With the screening of this movie, “The Dream Is Now,” we hope to put a human face on Dreamers and make this campus a more welcoming place for everyone.

We also hope to improve our community communication and bridge together politically and socially divided segments or our community while instill a sense of collective humanity. We will be pausing the movie at certain points to interact and ask the audience members questions and see if they have any questions.

Alexander Lewis, Co-vice President of Honors in Action of MCC Phi Theta Kappa Upsilon Gamma Chapter will be doing the introduction.

Cynthia Richardson, Co-vice President of Honors in Action of MCC Phi Theta Kappa Upsilon Gamma Chapter will introduce the guest speaker.

Alexander and Cynthia will both be facilitation the discussion.

Special guest speaker, Susan W. Scheer, an immigration lawyer who attended Douglas College and Rutgers University will be speaking over Skype after the film and taking questions.

After that there will be an open Q & A session.

For more information please visit https://ptkdaca.wordpress.com

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