Introduction and Q&A by Angy Rivera, the main subject of this documentary. Film to start at 7:30 pm, along with prize raffles with any donation (including Whitney Family Membership, Teen Vogue, and more!) and we’ll hope you’ll show some $$ support for the NYSYLC and Atlas: DIY*
All ages welcome. Accesible space. Film in English with Spanish subtitles. Food and drink for purchase.
*The NYSYLC is an undocumented youth led organization. They organize to empower themselves and their communities. They believe that education is a right, and work to create opportunities for undocumented youth to achieve all of their goals.
Atlas: DIY, Powered by Immigrant Youth, is creating a world powered by the joy, freedom, and endless possibility of all youth everywhere. We do this by working with immigrant youth to unlock access to legal services, learning opportunities and leadership development, in a space owned, run and governed by the youth themselves.
Since the age of 4, Angy Rivera has lived in the United States with a secret that threatens to upend her life: She is undocumented. Now 24 and facing an uncertain future, Rivera becomes an activist for undocumented youth with a popular advice blog and a YouTube channel boasting more than 27,000 views. She steps out of the shadows a second time to share her story of sexual abuse, an experience all too common among undocumented women. Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) follows Rivera’s remarkable journey from poverty in rural Colombia to the front page of The New York Times. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.
This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS www.pbs.org/pov