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Monday, October 19, 2009

Connecting Communities: Up and Running!

If you haven't yet ventured out to see our latest exhibit, Connecting Communities, I suggest you do so!

The exhibit deals with immigration in metro Detroit, by looking at the lives of nine local immigrants. We pair their stories with government-compiled statistical data in an effort to breakdown some misconceptions and negative stereotypes associated with immigrants.

YOU can also have your say in the debate! Visit our Social Media "Dashboard" to find out how your voice can be heard!

If you're camera-shy and/or don't use Social Media you can always comment RIGHT HERE! Think about answering these questions:

1. Do you know who, in your family, immigrated to the United States? When did they come here? Or, are you Native American Indian?
2. Do you think new immigrants should completely shed their native culture and traditions when they come to America? Why or why not?
3. Respond to this statement: America is a nation founded by immigrants and populated by immigrants and their descendents.
4. Why do you think immigration is such a hot-button issue these days?
5. How would you feel if you had to emigrate? What would you miss the most about America? What would you want to take with you?

Your contribution helps shape the exhibit and may appear in the gallery! So visit us often to hear what people have to say and share your thoughts too!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Father was an immigrant, Grandmother on mothers side was an immigrant.
2. Enjoy culture at home, but accept English as primary language, and blend into being an American, which means American Culture.
3. America is a nation of immigrants and populated by immigrants and their descendents. What sort of response can one make to this? Its pretty cut and dry really. America was a nation BEFORE anyone immigrated here, and that NATION was destroyed by those who wished to impose their culture and beliefs on all who lived here.
4. Because of world overpopulation and a desire for resources. America can only "feed" a certain amount.
5. I would miss my freedom of speech and wish to take that with me.

November 20, 2009 12:17 PM  

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