For Immediate Release: June 17, 2013
Harrisonburg, Va.—On, Virginia Organizing, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, and the Shenandoah Presbytery will screen the documentary “The Dream is Now” at Clementine Café in Harrisonburg. A panel of directly affected immigrants in the Harrisonburg area will discuss the movie and answer questions following the film.
The Reverend Daniel D. Robayo of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Harrisonburg believes immigration reform is important because real people are affected by policies in our nation.
“Society can only be strong when its most vulnerable members have the same opportunities as everyone else,” said Robayo. “Like it or not, undocumented immigrants are part and parcel of our society. Their labor is indispensible to the wellbeing of all. ‘The Dream is Now’ helps us understand why Congress must act now to address our broken system in a comprehensive manner.”
Marco Grimaldo, CEO and President of Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy agrees: “Immigration is one of those issues that strikes at the core of our morality as people of faith. In my own Christian faith, there is one exhortation after another to care for the stranger, alien, and immigrant that works and lives in my country. Other faiths have similar mandates and so we have invited people to learn and share together as we watch a powerful film about immigration in the U.S.”
“The Dream is Now” is a story created by Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim and shares stories of DREAMers and their families, illustrating the urgent need for Congress to fix our broken immigration system.
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Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.