Sunday, January 13, 2019
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY TEACHABLE MOMENT: IMMIGRATION MOVIES DEBUT AMID BORDER WALL SHUT DOWN!!!
This vital institution is lead by one of KC's leading establishment conservatives and so the upcoming consideration of immigration history, hopefully, might be balanced and offer a unique perspective. Certainly, it's content and context worth consideration as a national impasse over border policy continues . . .
KC Public Library -- Becoming American: The Century of Immigration
Immigration is a central component of the American narrative. The Library launches a six-week series of film screenings and discussions exploring its history and impact, looking first at the period from 1820 to 1924—the Century of Immigration—when 40 million new arrivals swelled the U.S. population.
Two 30-minute film segments examine the great wave of immigrants to New York City and the allure of America to Jews seeking religious freedom and economic opportunity. University of Missouri-Kansas City historian Sandra Enriquez leads a post-screening discussion.
The event opens Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience, a project of City Lore, New York City’s center for urban folk culture. It is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Related news links tonight . . .
Forbes: How The Shutdown Is A Win For Trump's Authoritarian Agenda
ABC: President Trump isn't giving in on southern border wall, Graham says
Newsday: Trump dangles DACA program deal in exchange for border wall
Fox News: Many media sources are reporting that a border wall won't stop drugs from coming into the country, is that true?
Stuff: Donald Trump's border wall battle could soon give way to bigger fights over Russia
You decide . . .