New Beginnings: Immigrant Women and the American Experience

By National Women's History Museum (other events)

Wednesday, October 22 2014 6:00 PM 7:30 PM EDT

NWHM invites you to attend “New Beginnings: Immigrant Women and the American Experience,” the fifth forum in its Initiating Change/Adapting to Change lecture series on Wednesday, October 22 at 6pm at The GWU Marvin Center.

The discussion will explore the historical experiences of immigrant women in the U.S., and the unique challenges they have faced in integrating into American culture and society, and its effects on contemporary American culture.  The forum will be led by Dr. Donna Gabaccia (University of Toronto, Scarborough), a scholar of international migration, gender who has written and edited fifteen books on U.S. immigration, migration in world history, and the worldwide Italian diaspora;  and Diane Portnoy, founder of The Immigrant Learning Center (Malden, MA),which provides free English classes to immigrant and refugee adults.

The one-hour discussion will take place at The Marvin Center located on The George Washington University’s campus at 6pm, followed by a reception from 7-7:30pm. General admission is $10 but there is a discount code available for NWHM members. Tickets are free for teachers and students with a valid student ID.

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