I Learn America: A Film Screening & Community Conversation
This Event is at full capacity. Registrations will still be accepted but placed on a waitlist. When space is available, a Facing History and Ourselves staff member will be in contact.
Presented by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation, in partnership with the Starz Denver Film Festival.
Join Facing History for a free screening of I Learn America: One High School, One School Year, Five New Americans, a new documentary that is inspiring viewers at film festivals across the U.S. The film follows five immigrant teenagers over the course of one year at the International High School at Lafayette, a public high school in Brooklyn dedicated to newly arrived immigrants from all over the world. The students strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, confront universal trials of adolescence, and search for a future they can claim as their own. A conversation with filmmaker Jean-Michel Dissard and educators and students featured in the film will follow the screening.
Facing History helps students think about issues of diversity and identity, and supports educators worldwide who share the goal of creating a better, more informed, and more thoughtful society.
Seating is limited so please be sure to register. As part of Facing History’s national series of Community Conversations, this event is free and open to the public.
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Colorado Providers for Integration Network, Colorado Refugee Services Program | Colorado Department of Human Services, Emily Griffith Technical College, One Colorado, Denver Kids, Inc., PlatteForum, Welcoming America, Welcoming Colorado, Young Education Professionals | Colorado