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UNI to host the Iowa premiere of Postville raid documentary film

January 31, 2011
Contact: 

Mark Grey, director, Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration, 319-273-6496, mark.grey@uni.edu

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, stacey.christensen@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a screening of the movie "abUSed: The Postville Raid" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Lang Hall Auditorium. There will be a reception for the director, Luis Argueta, at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 7, at My Verona Restaurant, 419 Main St., Cedar Falls.

The movie details the raid on Agriprocessors Inc., the largest kosher slaughterhouse and meat packing plant in the country, by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. It details the lives that were affected by the raid, as well as the story of the town that struggled to survive in its wake. The documentary presents the human face of the issue of immigration reform and serves as a cautionary tale against abuses of constitutional human rights.

The events are sponsored by the Office of the Provost, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The American Democracy Project, Sigma Delta Pi, UNI Immigration and Migration Studies Program, the Iowa Center on Health Disparities and the UNI Hispanic and Latino Student Union. Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Mark Grey at 319-273-6496 or mark.grey@uni.edu.