Wednesday, April 2nd: ‘I Learn America’

    Date: 04/02/2014

    Time: 12:00 am - 6:30 pm

    Location: Lower East Side Tenement Museum (103 Orchard St., Manhattan)

    Price: Free

    This documentary film features the story of five young immigrants coming of age at the International High School at Lafayette in Brooklyn. The filmmakers will screen a portion of the film, and then join their student subjects in a discussion on the experience of growing up as an immigrant in America as they strive to master English, adapt to life with families they haven’t seen in years, and create a future in a new land. Sociologist Phil Kasinitz, author of Inherting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age, will also join the conversation.

    This event is co-sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves.

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