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Changing the Immigration Narrative: America First | The Legacy of an Immigration Raid

DSM SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) and Plymouth Welcoming Migrants Committee invite you to a three part film series to explore immigration in the United States. An opportunity to deepen your understanding of immigration through film and discussion. Help us change the narrative about immigrants in the US.

We are raising funds to support local immigrants with a goal of raising $1,000 at each film screening ($10 suggested donation at door, cash or check)! Help us reach this goal and support immigrants in Iowa - mark your calendar for all three dates. Free childcare available on site. Films begin at 7:00pm at Plymouth UCC Waveland Hall (4126 Ingersoll Ave, DM IA 50312). Discussion will follow the films with representatives from the fundraising organization on site.

July 12: Santuario, Fundraiser for Iowa Sanctuary Movement

August 9: Harvest of Empire, Fundraiser for American Friends Service Committee

September 13: America First | The Legacy of an Immigration Raid, Fundraiser for Justice for Our Neighbors

About the September Film: America First | The Legacy of an Immigration Raid

It’s been a decade since Postville, a small town in Iowa, suffered the largest immigration raid at a worksite in U.S. history: 389 immigrants were arrested in the biggest kosher meatpacking plant in the country. As Donald Trump revives some aspects of George W. Bush’s immigration enforcement policies, the Postville experience sheds light on the impact, efficiency and repercussions of massive worksite raids.

Friday, September 13 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Plymouth UCC Waveland Hall 4126 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312

Event Type

Film/Documentary, Educational


General Public


Equity & Inclusion




$10 suggested donation

Student Organization, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Contact Name

Mariah Kauder

Contact Email Address


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