Published on November 13, 2013
Samford University will host a free public screening of the 2013 film The Dream is Now, followed by a panel discussion on immigration 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall.
The film, by Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, shares the stories of undocumented youth and their families in the United States.
The event is sponsored by Samford's Latin American Studies Scholars Program, University Ministries and Department of World Languages and Cultures in partnership with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice and the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama. The Dream is Now
is produced by the organization of the same name, “an effort of concerned citizens who believe we need to fix America’s broken immigration system, giving undocumented youth and their families the chance to earn their citizenship.”
Convo credit is available for Samford Students.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.