"The Dream is Now"

Monday June 24 2013


immigrationThe Dream is Now, a 30-minute documentary film that gives a voice and human face to the undocumented children of immigrants, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall. A discussion will follow.

The documentary, which represents the debate over immigration reform as it unfolds, follows four young people who would like to be Americans.

  • Alejandro has everything it takes to be a Marine. Everything except a Social Security number.
  • Jose has a degree in mechanical engineering, but his diploma collects dust. He works on construction crews.
  • Ola works in a university lab researching more effective cancer treatments. But she might be deported in the spring.
  • Erika is a courageous leader of the national Dreamer movement, but she fears that any day her family could be deported.

For more information, call Phil Stump at 434.851.2304.