November 2, 2017
Express Newark - Rutgers University54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ, Room 213* Street parking is free after 6PM
Films: "AMERICAN SUENO"
An unfolding story about Marisol Conde-Hernandez, an aspirational undocumented law student who will most likely not be permitted to practice in the U.S when she earns her degree. Brought to the United States by her parents when she was one year old, she continues to fight her way through the U.S. legal system as she awaits the implementation of President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration.
In the short film Hijabi World, Rutgers University students—specifically, Muslim women who observe hijab—talk about the day-to-day challenges of wearing a headscarf.
In Fighting Chance, former Marine Michael Steadman and his partner, Gary Bloore, start a boxing academy in the Ironbound district of Newark, where they train and mentor young men from the troubled neighborhood.