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NYCPA Monthly Virtual Book/Movie Club

  • 23 Oct 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • on-line


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Saint Judy is an American biographical drama film directed by Sean Hanish about Judy Wood, an immigration attorney who changed the law on granting asylum in the United States to save the lives of women.

Saint Judy tells the story of Los Angeles immigration attorney Judy Wood, who single-handedly changed United States asylum law to include women to be a part of the protected class. Wood's victory is believed by immigration advocates to have saved the lives of tens of thousands of female immigrants around the world. The film starts from her move with her son from New Mexico to Los Angeles so her son can be closer to his dad, her work in an immigration law office, then in her own law office and in particular the case of an Asefa Ashwari, a teacher from Afghanistan facing deportation to her win in the 9th Circuit. It depicts her dedication to her clients over her family.

Come join us to discuss what we can learn from this story and how we can transform our lives and the lives of others based on this story on October 23, 2023, at 7:00pm. Links to the meeting will be sent via email.

The movie is available on Amazon Prime and other platforms

If you have a book in mind for the next Virtual Movie/Book Club meeting or have any questions, please send an e-mail to Your recommendation does not have to be nonfiction or law related. See you there!  

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