Sep 22 Harvest the Empire at the Fountain Theater
3:45 PM – admission is $10. Sponsored by the Mesilla Valley Film Society and Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces.
At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Onyx Films is proud to present Harvest of Empire, a feature-length and award winning documentary that reveals the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! Co-host Juan González, Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape.
Without a doubt, in recent months we have witnessed the depths of cruelty and absurdity from those seeking to criminalize immigrants, impede humanitarian aid, and systematically degrade fundamental rights. Yet, we have also seen the boundless energy of supporters and partners who have joined us at every turn to counter these attacks.
United in a determination to defend the inherent dignity of every person, people of faith and conscience have trekked across the harsh Arizona borderlands to leave water for migrants, they have taken to the streets nationwide to demand the White House stop separating children from their parents, and they continue to flood Congress with calls to protect U.S. foreign nationals unable to safely return home due to violence and natural disasters.
We are inspired every day by the passion and ingenuity of human rights advocates like you, and grateful to collaborate to defend human rights. As part of our commitment to that collaboration, we continue to gather resources to support you in your human rights activism. Explore our resource library here: uusc.org/resources/
Just a few examples of what you’ll find:
- Solidarity and Sanctuary Tools
- Advocacy and Lobbying Tools
- Immersion Journeys
- Research and Publications
Thank You from the Asombro Institute
Dear Social Justice Committee and other members of the Unitarian Universalist Church: On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, and especially the 22,000 children we serve each year, I would like to thank you for the generous $475.01 donation to the Asombro Institute for Science Education. What a wonderful surprise we had when Cliff Pelton stopped by our office to deliver the contribution check!
At the Asombro Institute, we envision southern New Mexico communities where children gain science literacy and an understanding of the natural world, enabling them to become the future scientists and critically thinking citizens of the future. We are delighted to have partners like the Unitarian Universalist Church support us as we work toward this vision. We also note that many of your church’s members are part of our amazing volunteer corps that donates hundreds of hours each year to help us achieve our goals.
More than 90% of all contributions to Asombro go directly into our award-winning programs that bring the wonder of science to K-12 students, teachers, and other adults. You can be sure that we will be careful stewards of your donation, maximizing the impact of your generosity.
Thank you again for your support of quality science education in our community. We are so grateful for your contribution!
Sincerely, Stephanie Bestelmeyer, Ph.D., Executive Director