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Becoming American: An Immigration Film and Discussion Series
February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 6 times
For six weeks, we will be exploring the history of immigration in the United States through documentary film and discussion. Join your neighbors for an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.
Sessions will be moderated by Dr. Nicholas Villanueva, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Additionally, participants will be able to view a local art exhibit, The Silhouette Project: Stories of Immigrants, Refugees and Dreamers, by Dona Laurita, during each event.
Each session will include one or two film screenings, followed by a group discussion. The topics for each week are:
Tuesday, January 22 | The Century of Immigration: 1820-1924
Tuesday, January 29 | Promise and Prejudice
Tuesday, February 5 | Between Two Worlds: Identity and Acculturation
Tuesday, February 12 | Help Wanted? Immigration and Work
Tuesday, February 19 | Family and Community
Tuesday, February 26 | Popular Culture and Immigration
All events are free and open to the public | To attend, please RSVP online here
Details about the program and additional resources can be found on the Becoming American website.
Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience is a project of City Lore in collaboration with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the International Coalition of the Sites of Conscience. The project has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.