Becoming American Series
Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience
El Paso Museum of History (510 N. Santa Fe)
April 25 6-8 Unit 5: Family and Community Dr. Larisa Veloz
May 2 6-8 Unit 6: Family and Community Dr. Susan Stanfield
The El Paso Museum of History will host a six-week program series called ”Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” This series is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. The series will engage the audience in exploring the history and impact of immigration in the United States. It will introduce topics for discussion on immigration by screening documentary films that represent a selection of diverse immigration experiences drawn from both the past and present. Each screening and discussion program is designed as a catalyst for additional learning, inquiry and community dialogue. The series is open, and free, to all members of the community.
EPMH is one of thirty-two sites nationwide selected to host this program series which is made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. “Becoming American” is a project of City Lore in collaboration with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Founded in 1986, City Lore’s mission is to foster America’s living cultural heritage through education and public programs. The Immigration and Ethnic History Society promotes the study of immigration history through scholarly publications and education outreach, focusing on migration to North America and the ethnic groups that developed as a result. The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience is the only worldwide network of historic sites, museums and memory initiatives dedicated to remembering past struggles and addressing their contemporary legacies.
510 N. Santa Fe St.
El Paso, TX 79901