The Jesuit Conference of the Society of Jesus in the United States and The Catholic Campaign for Immigration Reform Justice for Immigrants are pleased to announce the winners of the video competition Migration, My Home, My Story. Robert Navarro and Rosalinda Norona of the Church of the Resurrection in Los Angeles submitted the winning video, titled “The Right to be Free.”

“It all came from the heart,” Navarro said of his video after learning the news. Navarro and Norona have won travel and registration for the Ignatian Family Teach-In on immigration in Washington, D.C. March 13-16, 2009. “I am very excited to come to the teach-in so that we can develop more film ideas. Our intent is to document a changing Mexican culture in light of such important issues as immigration. We will continue to examine the role of the Catholic Church in the community as an inspirational centerpiece, especially to young people. This is an exciting period of change.”

Navarro said the inspiration to do the video came after visiting East Los Angeles for the first time in many years. A second generation Mexican-American, Navarro said that he visited East Los Angeles during the annual Christmas parade and was instantly amazed by the sense of community.

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