Taylor M Polites
Providence and Immigration, Past and Present
Please join me and Providence Public Library Programs and Exhibitions Director Christina Bevilacqua Tuesday evening November 19th at 6pm at the Bell Street Chapel for the fourth in a conversation series about immigration and the city we all share. This groundbreaking program, supported by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, considers immigration as both an historic and an immediate experience. Bevilacqua has assembled panels of scholars, artists, and community practitioners who discuss the actual experience of the many immigrant communities that make up our diverse city, with the added lens of an eye to our past as a city of immigrants going back hundreds of years. Tuesday's program titled "Who Can Know?" will consider immigration and education, an issue even more pressing considering the crisis currently faced by the Providence Public School system. The program is free and open to the public, but please let us know you are coming by registering here.
The next conversation "Who Belongs?" will address issues of immigration and citizenship and will take place at the Southside Cultural Center at 393 Broad Street on December 10th at 6pm.