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Becoming American: Program 5 - Family and Community

Becoming American

Becoming American
Program 5: Family and Community
Wednesday, November 7
Doors: 6:30pm / Event: 7pm
Adults & Teens / Seated
Free and open to the public

Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience is a six-session series of public programs featuring documentary film screenings and discussions of immigration issues against the backdrop of immigration history, led by Dr. Lucy Salyer, UNH Associate Professor of History. Presented by Strawbery Banke Museum and hosted by 3S Artspace.

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Program 5: Family and Community 
explores how family ties and community institutions have played an essential role in successful migration and adaptation to American life. 
The discussion explores such themes as:

·      Individualism, familism and communitarianism
·      Assimilation and transnationalism
·      Language and bi-lingualism
·      Gender and sexuality

Film: 
My American Girls


Clockwise from top left: Sandra Ortiz, Bautista Ortiz, Aida Ortiz, Monica Ortiz Rossi, Mayra Ortiz. Photo by Aaron Matthews.

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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.

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Strawbery Banke Museum and 3S Artspace thank our Community Partners for helping to make this series possible:

becoming american partners