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Donna Gabaccia on New Beginnings: Immigrant Women and the American Experience

(Oct 08, 2014)

The National Women's History Museum, Washington, presents “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 Marvin Center at The George Washington University..

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 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.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 2014
6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, THE MARVIN CENTER
Third Floor, Continental Ballroom , 800 21st St, NW, Washington, DC 20052

http://nwhm.ticketleap.com/immigration/