Becoming American - Promise and Prejudice - December 13

The League of Women Voters Roseville Area assisted the Shoreview Library in securing a grant through the National Endowment for the Humanities to present a six-session public program, Becoming American, to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.   This second session, Promise and Prejudice, will be held Thursday, December 13th.  It explores the historic and current tension between Americans’ acceptance of immigrants.  It will feature Welcome to Shelbyville, a documentary about the experience of a small Tennessee town when Somali refugees were hired to work in a Tyson chicken processing plant.  The film will be followed by discussion moderated by Dr. Dina Gavrilos, associate professor, Communication & Journalism, University of St. Thomas.This event is co-sponsored by the Shoreview Library, our League and Do Good Roseville, and will be held at the Shoreview Library, 4560 N. Victoria (just north on Victoria off of Hwy. 96. from 6:30 to 8:30.  The event is free and open to the public.