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Becoming American: Immigration and Popular Culture
May 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
“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.
The selected film for May 1 is The Search for General Tso. You can download the program six handout here: Immigration and Popular Culture (PDF)
This program is free and open to the public. To register, click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-306-7001.
About this program: The House of the Seven Gables has been selected as one of 32 sites around the country for this unique series. Each event will consist of a documentary film screening and scholar-led discussion with Professor Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello from Salem State University’s American Studies Department. For full details about each event, please visit www.7gables.org. Each event runs from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.
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. Community partners include Salem State University and the North Shore CDC.