DACAmentary - "The Unafraid" Screening and Panel Discussion

January 20, 2020

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Washington and Lee University
Stackhouse Theater
Lexington, VA 24450

  • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Screening of the Documentary
  • 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Panel discussion on DACA, migration, and issues relating to immigrant populations in the community

Please join us for a screen of "the Unafraid," a feature length documentary that shows what it means to grow up both American and undocumented in the United States. The film follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has prevented them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. Shot in an observational style over a period of four years, this film takes an intimate look at the lives of Alejandro, Silvia, and Aldo as they navigate activism, pursuing their right to education, and fighting for their rights of their families and communities.

Following the screening of the film, a panel will discuss their own histories as immigrants or their work with immigrants both in the Lexington community and throughout the world. We look forward to welcoming all members of the local community as we reflect upon them for this year's MLK celebration, "Building Bridges, not Barriers."

Panel Members: David Baluarte, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Immigrant Rights Clinic, W&L Law School; Seth Michelson, Assistant Professor of Spanish, W&L; Fio Lewis, Community Outreach, Project Horizon; Edwin Castellanos Campos W&L '20, President of ESOL, and Moderator - Matthew Boaz, Visiting Assistant Director of Immigrant Rights Clinic, W&L Law School.

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