Date(s) - Wednesday, May 16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Download a printable pdf for this event HERE
Download a printable pdf for this event HERE in Spanish.
Co-sponsored by the
Center for Equality and Justice (CEJ)
at California Lutheran University,
Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice-Ventura County (CLUE-VC),
The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Ventura County Chapter,
The California State University Channel Islands
Center for Multicultural Engagement,
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP)
and United Church of Christ in Simi Valley
Friday, July 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm
A screening of the film
followed by a discussion about:
Migrant Children and the “American Dream”
led by Anahí Quiroz
The award winning documentary shows a powerfully human side of immigration by following the harrowing journey of migrant children riding freight trains to the U.S. Border. After the film, Anahí Quiroz, a recent graduate from California State University, Channel Islands, will start a discussion about the migrant situation by briefly describing her personal experience in pursuit of the American Dream.
As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States.
The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call “The Beast.” Director Rebecca Cammisa (Sister Helen) tracks the stories of children like Olga and Freddy, nine-year-old Hondurans who are desperately trying to reach their families in Minnesota, and Jose, a ten-year-old El Salvadoran who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center, and focuses on Kevin, a canny, streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach New York City and send money back to his family. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow.
They are the ones you never hear about – the invisible ones.