Please join the Center for American Progress for a special presentation:
Tony & Janina’s American Wedding
A Reel Progress Screening
April 26, 2011, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
About this event
Tony & Janina’s American Wedding is a feature-length documentary that gets to the heart of the broken, red-tape-ridden U.S. immigration system. After 18 years in America, Tony and Janina Wasilewski’s family is torn apart when Janina is deported back to Poland, taking their 6-year-old son Brian with her. Set on the backdrop of Chicago, and featuring Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez , a leading champion of immigration reform, this film follows the Wasilewski’s three-year struggle to be reunited. With a fresh perspective on the immigration conversation, this film tells the untold story of post-9/11 America and the obstacles that many immigrants face in their struggle to move from newcomer to new American.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a provocative Q&A immediately following the film.
Ruth Leitman, Writer, Producer, Director, Tony & Janina’s American Wedding
Douglas Rivlin, Press Secretary for Representative Gutierrez (IL-4)
Angela Kelley, Vice President for Immigration Policy and Advocacy, Center for American Progress
Pizza will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Members of the press who would like to attend this event must RSVP to Christina DiPasquale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for American Progress 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005
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