Film - Documentary | October 12 | 5-7:30 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Room 4
Join us for a film screening of The Long Ride followed by Q & A with the director and members of the 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride.
The Long Ride chronicles the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride and follows the progress and setbacks as immigration rights activists seek justice for immigrant workers and push for passage of comprehensive immigration reform. With the Freedom Riders as our navigators, The Long Ride follows the action as events surrounding this controversial issue continue to unfold. The film puts a human face on the issue and examines the human costs as lawmakers consider overhaul of the U.S. immigration system.
Hang in there. Keep the faith. Walk with the spirit of the Freedom Riders and ride with the spirit of the Freedom Riders of 1961. And generations from now another group will say the Freedom Riders of 2003 left a page. They left a map. They left a road. Because our struggle is not a struggle that lasts for one day or one week or one year, our struggle is the struggle of a lifetime. Original Freedom Rider Congressman John Lewis
This event is free and open to the public.