A fresh series of social justice films that will
educate, inspire, challenge, and move you to action.
Don't Tell Anyone
Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public
Dont Tell Anyone is the story of Angy Rivera. Since the age of 4, Angy Rivera has lived in the United States with a secret that threatens to upend her life: She is undocumented. Angy arrived with her mother, fleeing violence, poverty, and civil war in their native Colombia. For 20 years they live in the shadows, struggling to stay afloat financially and avoid deportation while battling a complex and inequitable immigration system. "Don’t tell anyone" is a phrase whispered often and branded deeply on the consciousness of all who are undocumented.
Now 24, unable to pay tuition for college and facing an uncertain future, Angy joins the youth-led New York State Youth Leadership Council (YLC) with whom she dons a bullhorn at pro-immigration rallies, telling all who will listen that she is "undocumented and proud." Rivera becomes an activist for undocumented youth with a popular advice blog "Ask Angy" and a YouTube channel boasting more than 27,000 views. She steps out of the shadows a second time to share her story of sexual abuse, an experience all too common among undocumented women. DON’T TELL ANYONE (NO LE DIGAS A NADIE) follows Rivera’s remarkable journey from poverty in rural Colombia to the front page of The New York Times.
Film screening followed by a Forum on U.S. Immigration and Advocating for the Rights of the Latino Community. Panelists include: Christina Castro, Women's Law Project; Maria Duarte, Chatham University Student; Monica Ruiz, Casa San Jose; and Sister Janice Vanderneck, Casa San Jose.
Panel brought to you by Chatham University's Pre-law Club and the PA Center for Women and Politics.
RegistrationFee : Free and open to the public
Registration has closed. Please contact Melody Harris at email@example.com for additional information.
Parking is free in the Library Parking Lot which you can only enter off of Murray Hill Avenue (not to be confused with Murray Avenue).
Murray Hill Avenue can be reached from both Wilkins and Fifth Avenue and is a cobblestone street. From Fifth Ave, it is located between Maryland Ave and S. Negley Ave. From Wilkins, it is located between Murray Ave and S. Negley Ave.
Chatham University Women's Institute
New Voices Pittsburgh
The Women & Girls Foundation
The Women's Law Project