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Becoming American: Promise and Prejudice

Event Type: Special Events
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 12/13/2018
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 This program explores the historic and current tension between Americans’ acceptance of immigrants, including the celebration of their own immigrant heritage, versus the periodic backlash prompted by concern about the economic and cultural effects of newcomers. This program includes a screening of Welcome to Shelbyville, followed by discussion moderated by Professor Dina Gavrilos.

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. Ramsey County Library is presenting this six-part program series in partnership with the Shoreview Human Rights Commission, League of Women Voters Roseville Area and Do Good Roseville. Additional funding for this program series is provided by the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.
Library: Shoreview Library
Location: Community Program Room