Sanctuary Committee to Present “The Undocumented Lawyer”
The FCC Sanctuary Committee is pleased to invite the Congregation and friends to an early screening of the unreleased HBO documentary “The Undocumented Lawyer.” The film tells the story of Lizbeth Mateo, an undocumented immigration lawyer. When Lizbeth’s client takes sanctuary in a church, Lizbeth relies on her own experience for guidance. The film will be released nationally by HBO in March.
“The Undocumented Lawyer” will be available to watch online through a link that will be provided through the FCC Listserv and available from 6 p.m. on February 22 through 6 p.m. on February 28. The Sanctuary Committee will also hold an online Q&A with Elizabeth Schmelzel, a Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition lawyer who defends immigrants’ rights. In addition to her work with CAIR, Elizabeth is an adjunct professor at George Mason Law School, where she teaches Refugee and Asylum Law. The Q&A will discuss the film and related immigration issues, and scheduling information will be provided soon. The film and Q&A are free, but please consider an online donation to FCC to help defray expenses for the presentation.