Wednesday, June 26, 2013
5:30pm - 8pm
UC Hastings, 198 McAllister, San Francisco
*1 hour MCLE credit for California Bar members
Don’t miss this thought-provoking documentary, Fruits of War, which examines the intersection of gangs and immigration. Before the film, there will be a lively discussion among our distinguished panelists. Featured panelists include:
Jeff Adachi - San Francisco Public Defender
Alex Sanchez - Executive Director of Homies Unidos and one of the subjects of the film
Josiah Hooper - Director of the featured film, and also Producer of the HBO documentary series “WITNESS”
Angie Junck - Supervising Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Karl Krooth - President, Immigrant Crime & Justice
More about Fruits of War:
Fruits of War follows four reformed gang members -- Bullet, Rebel, Weazel, and Duke, who escaped to the United States as child refugees from El Salvador's bloody civil war.
They settled in the tough east side of Los Angeles, eventually becoming involved in street gangs. When they are deported back to El Salvador, they discover a country ravaged by war, and face a new wave of violence as the LA street gangs take root in their homeland.
The Salvadoran government, with support from the US, begins a brutal crackdown on the gangs, and these four men find themselves in the middle of a conflict eerily similar to the civil war -- pitting the army and police against thousands of El Salvador's poorest residents, now members of the gangs.
As they come to terms with their two countries' violent histories, these former gang members redirect their lives towards helping young people deal with this legacy.
This event is co-presented by AILA Northern California Chapter, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), UC Hastings Immigrants’ Rights Clinic and Hastings Students for Immigrants' Rights.