Immigration Nation Episode 4 Watch Party & Discussion: Drawing the Connection Between Climate Justice, Immigration and Essential Workers

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm PDT
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Join us for a highlight of clips and discussion of Episode 4 of the immediately acclaimed Netflix docuseries Immigration Nation with filmmakers Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau and Saket Soni, Cynthia Hernandez of Resilience Force.

Immigration Nation is a six-part series that the New York Times calls a "rare look inside Trump's immigration crackdown (official trailer here).” The filmmakers embedded with immigration agents, letting viewers peer into the secretive agencies waging the war on immigrants.

Episode 4 focuses on the immigrant workers who went to Panama City to help rebuild after Hurricane Michael in 2018. Conservative residents admit they need these workers to recover from the damage. They are essential. The New Normal shows resilience workers persevering to rebuild America in the face of a weaponized immigration force that keeps workers afraid of reporting wage theft and many other injustices. In an America facing COVID-19 and climate threat, immigrants are essential. ICE is not.

Following a special showing of clips from Episode 4, join us for a discussion on how issues of migration, climate change, and labor intersect in this episode, and the power of film to shift narrative and culture. 

About Resilience Force: Disasters are now a fact of life in America. Every year, they increase in frequency and impact. Disasters are changing all of our lives, and no one is more important in shaping how we plan for them than the people we depend on to prepare, respond and recover. It’s the work of the Resilience Workforce that allows us to adapt and thrive. RESILIENCE FORCE is a national initiative to transform America’s response to disasters by strengthening and securing America’s Resilience Workforce—the millions of people whose work, heart and expertise make sustainable recovery from disasters possible.


  • Saket Soni, Executive Director, Resilience Force
  • Cynthia Hernandez, Senior Manager of Florida Strategy, Resilience Force
  • Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau, Filmmakers, Immigration Nation


Register by 4 pm PST Monday, August 17, 2020.

Please Note, we encourage you to watch all six episodes of the Immigration Nation series and Episode 4 in its entirety, though participants will not need to have watched the episode to benefit from the discussion on Tuesday. We will show key clips from the episode that elevate the core themes and will inform our discussion.

Photos Courtesy of Resilience Force

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