Wednesday, May 20, 2009
We have written much about the rise of anti-immigrant sentiment in Prince William County, Virginia. Last fall, Eric Byler and Annabel Park began posting short video clips on a YouTube channel they created called “9500Liberty” at http://www.youtube.com/9500Liberty. The project took its name from a street address in Old Town Manassas where a sign had been posted, reading: “Prince William Co. Stop Your Racism to Hispanics!” The sign protested the new county policy that requires police to check immigration status of suspected "illegals" during routine traffic stops and denies some services to undocumented immigrants.
“9500Liberty” has been viewed more than tens of thousands of times.
The Legal Aid Justice Center has secured best-selling author John Grisham to MC a dinner and a special screening of 9500Liberty on May 21 in Arlington, VA. Tickets available at www.justice4all.org or call 434-977-0553 ext. 101.