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Becoming American: Immigration and Popular Culture

Title:Becoming American: Immigration and Popular Culture
Date & Time:Sat May 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
201 S. Washington St.
Event Details:Carefully curated, Becoming American is a selection of documentaries designed to engage and enlighten audiences, representing a selection of diverse immigration experiences drawn from both the past and present. Each of the 6 sessions is moderated by a scholar who will also facilitate discussion after the viewing. This event is free, however pre-registration is required. Participants are encouraged to attend as many as they can. Light refreshments will be available. This program is designed for adults, though high school students are welcome to attend with an adult. This series is a project of City Lore in collaboration with the Immigration and 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. Sessions are March 16, March 30, April 13, April 27, May 11, and May 18.
May 18: Immigration and Popular Culture ~ Looks at the ways the media and popular culture have historically taught newcomers how to “be American,” and how the rich contributions of different immigrant groups have transformed American culture and art. [Film: The Search for General Tso.]
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Lyceum, Museums, Old Town

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