Belonging in American Society: An Exploration of Immigration in American History and its Impact in our Classrooms

Event details

  • Wednesday | June 26, 2013 to Friday | June 28, 2013
  • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus

A sense of belonging is essential to the social construction of any society, and the United States is no exception. From its founding to the present day, America has had an ambiguous record on immigration. The country has served as a beacon of hope for immigrants or, in the words of the poet Emma Lazarus, for the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” However, the United States has also fostered nativist and xenophobic movements. Immigration is a complex topic to discuss in relation to America’s past and our future as educators in metropolitan Chicago. This institute will examine the implications of immigration in American society and how it affects our work with students.

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