When: Thu. January 1, 1970 12:00 AM

You may have already heard of Hota Ferschke, widow of Maryville native Michael Ferschke Jr., a Marine who gave his life serving this country in Iraq. Due to a strict provision in immigration law, Hota and her one year old son are now facing deportation in January, despite the vocal appeal of the Ferschke family and many others in the Maryville community.

The Ferschkes’ story will be a focal point of this documentary. Hota and her family-in-law will be in attendance and will take questions from the audience following the film.

Join us as we honor the service of these soldiers by thinking critically about our nation's immigration laws. This program is part of an ongoing effort by the Center for Strong Communities and Welcoming Tennessee to bring together recent immigrants and long-time residents to learn healthy ways to live as new neighbors.

The Center for Strong Communities and The Welcoming Tennessee Initiative are proud to present: “Second Battle”
A 30 minute documentary about two military spouses facing deportation from the country their husbands proudly served.
Thursday, September 24th
Fayerweather Hall / Lawson Auditorium on the Maryville College Campus

Refreshments will be served after the program. The event is free of charge.

For more information, please contact:
Elias Feghali, elias@tnimmigrant.org, 615-833-0384 (ext. 104)
The Center for Strong Communities at Maryville College, 865-273-8894

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