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), the series continues this fall with four evening events, each running from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

September 11
The Jewish Americans

with discussion led by VCU Globe's Barbara Ingber

October 9
The Search for General Tso

with discussion led by VCU Globe's Barbara Ingber

November 13
Welcome to Shelbyville

with discussion led by VCU Globe's Barbara Ingber

December 11
The New Americans

with discussion led by VCU Globe's Christina Marino

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 emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov 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.

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