Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Gainesville IAIJ invites you to a free film series at The Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville..

"Fire at Sea" the next film in the Refugees in Film series co-sponsored with UF Center for European Studies will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday March 14 at the Hipp Cinema. 

"Welcome" will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday March 28 at the Hipp Cinema.

"My Escape" will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday April 4 at the Hipp Cinema.

All showings are free to everyone. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

ICE Raids in Gainesville

There are reports of ICE raids at a construction site and a fast food restaurant on SW 13th Street in Gainesville this week.  So far there has been no positive confirmation, but that does not necessarily mean these reports are false.

Every reported incident of this kind causes well-grounded fear in immigrant communities, whatever an individual's status. I may be a citizen or a legal resident, but I will know people who are undocumented.

In times like these we all need to support one another.

Public statements by University of Florida president Kent Fuchs and petitions signed by faculty and staff as well as students demonstrate the solidarity of the campus community.

In his State of the City address yesterday, Mayor Lauren Poe quoted from the Welcoming Gainesville yard signs popping up across the city -- "No matter where you're from, we're glad you're our neighbor."

This is the spirit of Gainesville.