The National Immigrant Justice Center and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events present a screening of the documentary, The Deportation of Innocence, followed by a discussion with a panel of experts. This is a free event.
About The Deportation of Innocence
Directed by Francisco Alarcon, The Deportation of Innocence (2016) explores what happens to children when their parents are deported from the United States. Filmed for nearly three years, the documentary follows four children as their parents undergo deportation.
Meet the panel
Diana Tafur, Supervising Attorney, NIJC’s Asylum Project. Diana will provide a broad context on the challenges facing immigrant children and mixed-status families.
Seemi Choudry, Director of the Mayor's Office of New Americans. Seemi will discuss the steps being taken by the Mayor’s Office to protect the immigrant community amid recent enforcement threats.
Tracy Navarro, Educator, Chicago Public Schools. Tracy will address the impact of deportations on students and families in Chicago.