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6/14/2018 - A “Nation of Immigrants?” Lecture

On Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 7pm, Tenement Museum President Kevin Jennings will give a lecture called A “Nation of Immigrants?” This is a part of the Southbury Public Library’s Adult Summer Series “Revisiting Our History at the Southbury Public Library.”

The United States has often been called a "nation of immigrants," but our history reveals it's more complicated than that. The United States has had a love-hate relationship with immigration throughout its history and in this lecture Tenement Museum President Kevin Jennings will provide the historical context to today's debate over immigration.

Kevin Jennings is President of the Tenement Museum in New York City. From 2012-2017, he worked as Executive director of the Arcus Foundation, a leading international funder of conservation and human rights work. Prior to that, he served as the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe & Drug-Free Schools under President Obama, and taught high school history for a decade. A Southbury resident, Kevin also founded GLSEN and is the author/editor of seven books.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register. This program is sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund and the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.