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Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience
November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Free
“Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” is a public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed dialogue around immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. Hosted in Richmond at the Library of Virginia with discussions led by staff from VCU Globe (Virginia Commonwealth University’s Global Education Office).
November 13’s screening is “Welcome to Shelbyville,” with discussion led by VCU Globe’s Barbara Ingber. “Becoming American” is designed to engage and enlighten audiences by screening documentary films that represent a selection of diverse immigration experiences drawn from both the past and the present. For more information, contact Emma Ito via firstname.lastname@example.org or 804.692.3726.
“Becoming American” 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.
This event complements the Library’s current exhibition, “New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond,” presented by the Library and Virginia Humanities, a Legacy Project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution.