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Immigrant State: Jersey’s Influential Gate
August 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy, are excited to present “Immigrant State: Jersey’s Influential Gate.” This lecture will be presented by Carlos Ulises Decena, Associate Professor and Chair of Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University.
The lecture will be held at the Apple Tree House (298 Academy Street) on Thursday, August 22 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
While this event is FREE and open to the public, advanced registration is required due to limited seating. For more information, please visit jerseycityculture.org, call the Office of Cultural Affairs at (201) 547-6921 or click here to reserve your free ticket.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: this is NOT a workshop or information session about current immigration affairs, policy or procedure in the United States. This is a scholar-presented lecture as part of a grant by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
About the lecture: New Jersey has a big story about immigration, packed into a small state. Many may not immediately think of New Jersey, but it is a gateway state that holds an important part of America’s immigration history. Immigrant histories in Jersey have been and continue to be distinct by region and in comparison to the rest of the country. Considering and learning more about what this means can lead to more informed communities. Through the examination of film clips, texts, and media coverage, participants will have a candid discussion about issues that are being examined and debated, nationally and in local communities, by many today.
This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.