True Diversity Film Series: American Sueño, Hijabi World and Fighting Chance
Date(s): November 2, 2017 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Express Newark at the Hahne’s Building
American Sueño is an unfolding story about Marisol Conde-Hernandez, an undocumented law school graduate who will most likely not be permitted to practice in the U.S when she passes the bar exam. Brought to the United States by her parents when she was one year old, she continues to fight her way through the U.S. legal system.
In the short film Hijabi World, Rutgers University students—specifically, Muslim women who observe hijab—talk about the day-to-day challenges of wearing a headscarf.
In Fighting Chance, former Marine Michael Steadman and his partner, Gary Bloore, start a boxing academy in the Ironbound district of Newark, where they train and mentor young men from the troubled neighborhood.