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Becoming American: About

A documentary film and discussion series on our immigration experience to be held in October-November 2018.

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BECOMING AMERICAN is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.

WHO: Open to all members of the community. Free. No RSVP required.

WHEN: Every Monday, beginning on October 8th through November 12th, 6:30-8:30 PM

WHERE: The first three programs will be held in the JCC Katz Theatre, 5738 Darlington Rd., Squirrel Hill. The last three programs will be held in College Hall Room 104, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Both locations are accessible by bus. Plan your trip and get bus fare information.

PROGRAM ONE: THE CENTURY OF IMMIGRATION with scholar Dr. Jennie Schulze

October 8th, 2018 - 6:30pm @ JCC Katz Theatre

PROGRAM TWO: PROMISE AND PREJUDICE with scholar Dr. Emad Mirmotahari

October 15th, 2018 - 6:30pm @ JCC Katz Theatre 

PROGRAM THREE: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: IDENTITY AND ACCULTURATION with scholar Dr. Jennie Schulze

October 22nd, 2018 - 6:30pm @ JCC Katz Theatre

PROGRAM FOUR: HELP WANTED? IMMIGRATION AND WORK with scholar Dr. Emad Mirmotahari

October 29th, 2018 - 6:30pm @ College Hall 104, Duquesne University

PROGRAM FIVE: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY with scholar Dr. Jennie Schulze

November 5th, 2018 - 6:30pm @ College Hall 104, Duquesne University

PROGRAM SIX: IMMIGRATION AND POPULAR CULTURE with scholar Dr. Emad Mirmotahari

November 12th, 2018 - 6:30pm @ College Hall 104, Duquesne University

GUMBERG LIBRARY, along with our partners, is one of thirty-two sites nationwide to host this program series, which is made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.


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MORE RESEARCH GUIDES FROM GUMBERG:

DACA and DREAMers

Displaced Persons


   

 

A project by City Lore in collaboration with the Immigration & Ethnic History Society and the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Becoming American has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

www.becoming-american.org • www.citylore.org