An ethnic heritage parade in Pennsylvania, shot as part of the production of the documentary "Shenandoah." (Photo by and © David Turnley.)
An ethnic heritage parade in Pennsylvania, shot as part of the production of the documentary "Shenandoah." (Photo by and © David Turnley.)
2013 CLAS Summer Institute for Teachers
"Immigration and Assimilation:
Negotiating a Place for Newcomers"
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wherever immigrants arrive, established communities must find a way to come to terms with new people who bring with them different customs and cultures. This workshop will use the documentary “Shenandoah” — which depicts a working-class town reeling from the beating death of an undocumented immigrant by high-school football players — as the starting point for a conversation about immigration, assimilation, and what it means to be part of a community. Topics to be addressed include the psychology of group formation, immigration within Latin America, and U.S. immigration reform.

Speakers include Alex Saragoza, professor of history at UC Berkeley, and Maria Echaveste, policy director, the Berkeley Law School; immigration policy consultant; and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff (1998-2001).

The institute is free and open to all educators. Registration forms are available online or by calling Jean Spencer at 510-642-2088.

Tuesday, June 25, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor

 

Other Outreach Events

2012 Summer Institute for Teachers

"Supply, Demand and César Chávez"

2011 Summer Institute for Teachers

"Remembering the Mexican-American War"

2010 Summer Institute for Teachers

"Six Degrees of Diego Rivera"

2009 Summer Institute for Teachers

"The Octopus and the Banana: United Fruit in Latin America"

2008 Summer Institute for Teachers

"Empire to Empire: The Americas in the Age of Exploration"

2007 Summer Institute for Teachers

"From Crude to Cane: Energy Policy in Latin America"

2006 Summer Institute for Teachers

"Remembering Alta California, Remaking the Past "

2004 Summer Institute for Teachers

"The Making of Modern Cuba"

2003 Summer Institute for Teachers

"Ten Years After NAFTA: How Has Globalization Affected Mexico?"

2002 Summer Institute for Teachers

"Mexico in the 20th Century:
Themes of the History Curriculum
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