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