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Film/Talk Back on Migrant Detention with Activist Josh Rubin @ Northampton Center for the Arts
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton

Event Details

Temple Israel is a co-sponsor of this important film screening.
Josh Rubin, of Brooklyn, the subject of a new film, "Witness at Tornillo" by Carbon Trace Productions, will be present to talk about his work, 7 pm Tuesday, December 17,. Admission by voluntary donation. Rubin lived in an RV for two months as a solitary witness in the desert, reporting daily on Facebook about the first the detention center for migrant teens in Tornillo, Texas, His posts went viral and sparked the national movement that shut down the camp of some 3,000 kids in Tornillo, Texas, then its replacement in Homestead, Florida. Soon thousands of people joined him from around the US national immigrant justice movement at the border (including the Jewish Activists for Immigration Justice of Western Massachusetts).

We are showing the film AND having Josh come and talk about his work. Please come hear him--and spread the word!

Please contact us if your organization would like to sponsor this event. Current sponsors include (in alphabetical order) Beit Ahavah ~ The Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton; Critical Connections; Indivisible Northampton; and the Social Justice committees of Congregation B'nai Israel of Northampton; Jewish Community of Amherst, Pioneer Valley Workers Center, and Temple Israel of Greenfield.