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Risers: Inmigración e identidad en Centro Nía de DC


El viernes 2 de octubre a las 6pm

El Tiempo Latino-Redacción | 9/26/2015, 10:03 p.m.
Risers: Inmigración e identidad en Centro Nía de DC
RISERS. Filmmaker Andy Fernández produced a video and photography project about young undocumented immigrants in Washington, DC. | Linda Davidson/The Washington Post

In RISERS, Brenda Perez and Gerson Quinteros deliver a presentation on the challenges facing undocumented American youth.

Cort. Risers

In RISERS, Brenda Perez and Gerson Quinteros deliver a presentation on the challenges facing undocumented American youth.

Sisters Yanci and Carla in the RISERS photography series.

Cort. Risers

Sisters Yanci and Carla in the RISERS photography series.

A young woman is riding a bicycle through Columbia Heights, Shaw and other Washington neighborhoods where so many immigrants live. The scene shifts to marchers in front of the White House chanting, “No more deportations.” Then back to the bicycle rider, whose voice is heard reciting a poem she wrote called “Being an Immigrant Is Not a Sin.”

We are no longer dreamers

Because we are wide awake

We have risen from the ground

In this country our home we

will make . . .

An unusual video and photography project by filmmaker Andy Fernández locates the mind-set of the next phase of the immigration reform movement and even gives it a name: “Risers.”

CENTRO NIA FUNDRAISER

Special Guest: Gaby Pacheco

Friday, October 2, 2015

Doors open @ 6:00 PM

1469 Harvard Street NW Rear Garage, Washington DC 20009

Entrance is in alley between Harvard St. and Columbia Rd.

The event will feature the film Risers and other multimedia installations created by Andy Fernandez. After the film screening, a panel will discuss important topics from the film and give an opportunity for the audience to ask their own questions. Light hors d’oeuvres and libations will be provided. All proceeds from the event will benefit CentroNía.

LAYC SCREENING

Risers Short Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Time: 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Location: Latin American Youth Center

1419 Columbia Rd. NW

Washington DC, 20009

The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) in Washington, DC, is pleased to host a free screening of the documentary Risers for the community followed by a panel discussion with the film's stars. Risers is a film and photography series focused on America's undocumented immigrant youth. The screening is offered as part of LAYC's Hispanic Heritage Month activities, as well as to raise awareness about the immigrant experience within our community. The event will also feature art pieces by LAYC youth produced for this event in the theme "Our Journey...our Destiny." Limited seating available.