Becoming American: Family and Community
The Library continues its examination of immigration in America with a screening of the film My American Girls: A Dominican Story and discussion of the enormous role of family and community in immigrants’ adaptation to American life.
My American Girls follows a hardworking family in Brooklyn, New York. The parents hope to retire to their native Dominican Republic; their U.S.-born and assimilated daughters have other ideas.
University of Missouri-Kansas City historian Sandra Enriquez leads the subsequent discussion. The Becoming American series is a project of New York’s City Lore, and is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.