Refuge or Refusal: A Conversation about Turning Points in U.S. Immigration History | Welcoming America

Refuge or Refusal: A Conversation about Turning Points in U.S. Immigration History

Join the Museum of History and Holocaust Education and CivicGeorgia for a Welcoming Week conversation about legislative turning points in U.S. immigration history as well as the ebb and flow of welcoming and exclusion in the American experience.

The session will begin with a review of key moments in the history of immigration and citizenship policy in the United States along with the social, political, and economic context that led to changes. Participants will then join a break-out room for a facilitated discussion focused on one of the pre-selected themes (listed below) that run through this history. 

  • Citizenship and Civil Rights: Documentation, Status, and Protection Under the Law
  • Intersecting Identities: Race, Migration, and National Narrative
  • Creating Community: Refugee Resettlement and Immigrant Empowerment
  • Making Change: Affecting Policy Through Civic Engagement

Prior to the event, participants are urged to visit this link (https://seekbeak.com/v/p9z6BBpnzQk) to explore a virtual tour of the MHHE’s Refuge or Refusal traveling exhibit before this session!

 

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