Movie Night and Community Panel Discussion at the Minnesota Literacy Council: "I Learn America"

Dates: 
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Event Location: 
Minnesota Literacy Council
700 Raymond Avenue
Suite 180
Saint Paul,, MN 55114

All are invited to a screening of I Learn America, a documentary that follows five teenage immigrants experiencing coming of age in the United States.  The documentary focuses on the students of the International High School at Lafayette, a public school in New York dedicated to serving immigrant youth.  These students must navigate the difficulties of learning a new language, reuniting and reconnecting with family members estranged by national borders, and balancing two different sets of cultural expectations. Amid their challenges, they find success in unity and an unwavering commitment to their goals.

After the movie, hear from our community panel of immigrant friends, co-workers, and neighbors. Each with a unique viewpoint and identity, they contribute to a broad perspective of immigrant and refugee experiences in Minnesota and illustrate what it means to be a young adult building a home in a new place.

CEUs are available.

Questions? Contact Kelly at krynda@mnliteracy.org or 651-251-9074.