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Fencing in God Film Screening: Sin Nombre

February 13, 2013 @ 6:10 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a screening of Sin Nombre, a 2009 film that tells two powerful intersecting stories of immigration through Mexico to the US border. Written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and shot in Mexico, the film “is an elegant, heartbreaking fable, equal parts Shakespearean tragedy, neo-Western and mob movie but without the pretension of those genres.”

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Jackie Vimo, Director of Advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition. Jackie has been be working for over 15 years in the field of public policy on a broad array issues, including:  HIV/AIDS, public health, public assistance, LGBTQ issues, housing, workers’ rights, racial justice, and immigration.  Jackie has done work in Argentina, where her family lives, and has held positions in New York and San Francisco social justice organizations such as Make the Road New York and The New York AIDS Coalition.  Jackie also teaches in the Political Science Departments at the City College of New York and the New School University.  She received a B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College, Columbia University and a M.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley.  She is currently a Ph.D. candidate writing a doctoral dissertation about immigration detention and prisons at the New School for Social Research.

This event is free and open to the public and seating is on a first come, first seated basis. RSVP is recommended but not required. Please RSVP here.

Fencing in God? – Religion, Immigration, and Incarceration is a semester-long series of events focused on the ways in which religion and mobility intersect with immigration and incarceration. Throughout the Spring 2013 term, the IRCPL will present three public lectures and three related film-screenings intended to facilitate and encourage long-term discussions around the topics of religion, immigration, and incarceration.


February 13, 2013
6:10 pm - 8:00 pm
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Schermerhorn Hall, Room 614
1198 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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