The University of Iowa

Screening of 'abUSed: the Postville Raid' to be held Oct. 27 at the UI

October 18th, 2011

A free public screening of the documentary “abUSed: the Postville Raid” will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Room W151 of the Pappajohn Business Building. The film recounts the Postville, Iowa, raid of Agriprocessors, Inc., one of the largest, most expensive, and most brutal immigration raids in the history of the United States.

By weaving together the personal stories of the individuals, families, and town directly affected by the events of May 12, 2008, this film presents the human face of immigration, the socioeconomic forces which fuel migration, the exploitation experienced by the workers, and serves as a cautionary tale against government abuses of constitutional and human rights.

Following the film will be a question and answer session with filmmaker Luis Argueta.

This screening is sponsored by the UI Labor Center; the UI Center for Human Rights and the Latin American Studies Program within International Programs; the Department of History and the School of Social Work within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Center for Diversity and Enrichment; the Chief Diversity Office; and the League of Women Voters of Johnson County Education Fund.

For more information, contact Liz Crooks at or 319-335-3900.