Sent: Monday, March 7, 2016 1:07 PM
Subject: INVITE: Wed, March 9, 7-8 PM- José Alberto Uclés @ MLK Library for Panel: District of Change on Immigrant in WDC
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We are a city as well as a country built on immigrants. From the earliest English settlers to the Irish in Swampoodle, from Latin Americans in Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant and Columbia Heights to Ethiopians in Shaw, Logan Circle and Petworth, Washington DC has been enriched by its immigrant citizens. Immigrants have built successful businesses, influenced music and culture, and broadened our educational environment. At the same time, however, waves of immigrants have challenged government, business and educational institutions to adapt to their needs. Are immigrants still wanted?
The topic is certainly relevant, especially in this election season.districtofchange-immigration.eventbrite.com.
Join moderator and Israeli immigrant Hanna Rosin in a discussion with Andy Shallal, artist, social entrepreneur, and owner of Busboys and Poets; José Alberto Uclés, Ward 5 Commissioner, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; and Mayra Canizales, Principal, Oyster-Adams Bilingual School, on the impact of immigration on DC.
District of Change is an ongoing series at the DC Public Library examining the transformation of Washington, D.C. It is produced David Plotz, of Atlas Obscura and the Slate Political Gabfest, and Hanna Rosin, national correspondent for the Atlantic and co-host of NPR’s Invisibilia, in conjunction with the DC Public Library Foundation. Each event will address a topic pertaining to D.C. culture and feature a panel of guests who will lead the discussion.
MLK Library - 901 G Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001 (ample street parking)