A Dream Detained (after Langston Hughes) For the Dream Defenders, occupying the Florida state capitol for Trayvon Martin and racial justice And the #Dream9 immigrant activists, who were detained at the border and won their freedom
When Moses, an undocumented immigrant, is being deported from the promised land…there’s only one friend he can turn to for a miracle. With a hilarious, trash-talking Jesús by his side, the two prophets try to stop the deportation – and stand up for the rights of all undocumented Americans.
When I walked into the theater, I still wasn’t sure it was a good idea. Just days after the outrageous acquittal of George Zimmerman, and the subsequent protests here in Oakland, I didn’t know if I could handle watching the Bay Area’s version of Trayvon Martin killed on screen. Again.
What happens when you combine the moral urgency of Cesar Chavez with the hilarious satire of the Daily Show? With your help, we can find out! And, in the process, we can help build the grassroots movement for immigrant rights, from California to the House of Representatives.
“Oh my god, he is so….GHETTO.” It’s a common expression these days. I hear it all the time from white folks, black folks, even Jay-Z himself. Mr. Beyonce may be using ‘ghetto’ as a self-referential complement, but for most people the word is an unmitigated insult.