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Becoming American

April 1, 2018 Published By Julie Arrison-Bishop

The House of the Seven Gables is excited to be one of 32 nonprofits selected to participate in the Becoming American Documentary Film and Discussion Series. Becoming American 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.” The Gables’ history of working with the local immigrant community for more than a century through the work of the Settlement House and more recently through targeted programming makes for a perfect fit with this series.

Salem State University Chair and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello is the lead scholar and moderator for the discussions during the six-week program. The Salem State University Departments of Interdisciplinary Studies and World Languages and Cultures will be providing marketing and promotional support. The North Shore CDC will create bilingual and culturally-appropriate promotional materials to reach the populations they serve and by expanding the marketing of the program to reach audiences that wouldn’t normally have access and will share resources such as staff and meeting space as needed.

The House of the Seven Gables will offer this six-week program beginning later in 2018. Becoming American is presented by City Lore, the National Endowment for the Humanities, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, and the Immigration and Ethnic History Society.

This post was written by Julie Arrison-Bishop