Please join the CCC Immigration Circle for a Lunch and Learn Sunday, January 28 after worship.  We will view The Fabric of America, a short documentary on the subject of immigration reform.  The film was produced by youth from Gandhi Brigade Youth Media in the summer of 2017, and youth from the organization will be on hand for a discussion afterward.  This documentary has been shown at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center and at the Docs in Progress Community Stories Festival.  Eight students from Montgomery Blair, Northwood and Kennedy high schools worked in an intensive five-week summer program to produce the documentary.  Evan Glass, Gandhi Brigade’s executive director, describes the video as, “the most personal documentary that Gandhi Brigade youth have done to date, because the subject of immigration reform hits so many of them personally.”  Among those interviewed by the youth on camera are a representative of an anti-immigrant lobbying group, a member of Congress, and other individuals influencing the public debate about immigration policies.

Gandhi Brigade is an award winning after-school program that empowers young people to use multimedia tools to promote community building, multicultural understanding and the common good.  CCC is a long-time partner of the Silver Spring based non-profit.

The Immigration Circle links CCC members to advocacy groups in Silver Spring and the wider area to educate the community while supporting immigrants and taking action to counter the threat of deportation.  Christ Congregational Church, 9525 Colesville Road, is part of Sanctuary DMV, a network of congregations actively opposing anti-immigrant policies.  The January 28 Lunch and Learn is free and members of the community are welcome.  For more information, please contact our Mission + Outreach leads.

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