Film screening: Hutto, America’s Family Prison

When: Friday, November 16
Where: LBJ School of Public Affairs, Sid Richardson Hall, room 3.109
Time: Screening begins at 4pm
Also: Happy hour to follow at 5pm (Scholtz Garten, 17th & San Jacinto)
You are invited to join LBJ’s Progressive Collective and local filmmaker Mattew Gossage for the Austin premiere of Hutto: America’s Family Prison. This documentary investigates the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a privately-owned family detention center that houses immigrants and asylum seekers. Hutto is located thirty minutes outside of Austin in Taylor, TX, and houses 512 immigrants, more half of them children.
The immigrants and asylum-seekers at Hutto hail from Central America, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Canada. Please join us to hear their stories and learn about the phenomenon of family detention and efforts to promote alternatives. The filmmaker and other guest speakers will be present to discuss the film and issues of immigrant detention.
We hope that you will join us. For more information, please email lauraemartin@gmail.com or carolinemaryoconnor@gmail.com .

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