March 5, 2012 - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Maury Castro, President of La Alianza Para Emigrantes Mexicanos en Busca de Asilo Politico (Alliance for Political Asylum Seekers) and Member, Charlotte Lipson, with a newly formed local nonprofit organization. Their purpose is to help provide a better life for individuals that live in our community who are seeking political asylum in the United States by providing economic, cultural and educational assistance.
The Alliances first fundraiser will be a presentation of the film "A Better Life," the film that portrays the daily struggles of an immigrant father and his son. The screening will take place this Saturday, March 10th at 5 p.m. at Alma D'Arte Charter School. The guest speaker will be Ruben Garcia from Casa Anunciacion in El Paso. Following the movie, there will be a panel discussion with local border rights leaders, Olga Pedroza, Carlos Marentes and Vicky Gaubeca; and a Skype interview with the film's director, Chris Weitz.