The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice 
proudly presented a special screening of the extraordinarily important film
Voices Beyond The Wall
@ the Unitarian Universalist Congregation
of Princeton

The Reception & discussion with director Brad Coley was an inspirational thing indeed, made even more special by a beautiful introduction by Kimberly Engan, who volunteered at the orphanage & shared her first-hand experience.
The BRCSJ plans to hold many more screenings & if you would like to host such an event, please contact us~

More than half the proceeds were donated to RAÍCES, which promotes justice by providing free & low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, & refugees on the frontlines in Texas.

BRCSJ Chief Activist Robt Seda-Schreiber gives big ol’ novelty check to RAICES!

About the award-winning documentary itself:
Rescued from the streets of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, murder capital of the world, orphaned girls find their voices in poetry as they heal traumas of their past & prepare to transition into an uncertain future…

Founded twenty-five years ago, Our Little Roses is the only girls’ orphanage in Honduras. Seventy girls, aged one to eighteen, have found refuge there from broken & destitute homes, murderous streets, & the neighboring Bordo, the worst slum in the Americas. Inside twenty-foot-high concrete walls topped with barbed wire, the girls receive medical attention, food, shelter, & the nurturing care of a vibrant & entirely female collective of other “desechables” (a slang word for orphans, also used for “disposable ones”).

Exceutive produced by James Franco, 
“Voices Beyond the Wall: Twelve Love Poems from the Murder Capital of the World”
explores the question of how do those subjected to profoundest trauma & rejection begin to heal themselves and change the course of their lives?

This presentation was facilitated by the kindness of the
Princeton UU Social Justice Ministry.