In the past several weeks, activists across New York have been working in support of the New York DREAM Act, a piece of legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to access state aid for college.
Why does it matter? Hear firsthand at “Undocumented, Unafraid, and Unapologetic on Long Island,” an event that will feature a segment of the documentary Papers and a panel discussion with several undocumented students from the area.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at SUNY Old Westbury and is co-organized by Long Island Wins and Long Island Immigrant Students Advocates in partnership with the American Studies department at the college.
Two Free Screenings of Papers
A film about undocumented students hoping to attend college.
Undocumented student activists explain how we can remove roadblocks to higher education for immigrant students on Long Island.
Wednesday, April 4
10:20am – Noon
1:00pm – 2:20pm
SUNY – The College at Old Westbury
Student Union Bldg., MultiPurpose Room C
Here’s the trailer for Papers:
Image courtesy of the New York State Youth Leadership Council.