Las Madres de Berks

December 4, 2019

Las Madres de Berks shares the testimonials of four mothers that were detained for 2 years with their children at The Berks County Residential Center, a family prison in Pennsylvania.

Visual Artist, Michelle Angela Ortiz created and is screening the film as part of her “Familias Separadas” public art project which amplifies the stories of families affected by detention and deportation in Pennsylvania. The documentary also features the artworks that Ortiz created based on the Berks mother’s stories that were unveiled in Harrisburg during a statewide action against family detention led by her community partner, the Shut Down Berks Coalition. 

Following the screening, Ortiz will speak on a panel (additional panelists TBA).


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