Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
6-8:30 p.m. Dreamers' Summit Program and Reception
Three local Hispanic organizations invite the community to hear the personal stories, struggles and experiences of six immigrants in Cincinnati, young Dreamers of varying ethnicities who are caught in the middle of the immigration battle in the U.S., aspiring to gain a legal path to citizenship.
Each Dreamer will share their personal story, followed by a presentation of the film The Dream is Now. a documentary by Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for 'Superman', An Inconvenient Truth). The Dream is Now gives voice to and puts a human face on the undocumented children of immigrants who are desperate to earn their citizenship and give back to the only country they've ever called "home." The film also explores the consequences of maintaining the status quo – consequences not just for these young people today, but for our country's future.
The evening will conclude with inspiring remarks from Rabbi Kamrass of Isaac M. Wise Temple and John Pepper, former P&G CEO, on how to get involved in the cause of comprehensive immigration reform.