Community Conversations – Exploring the Immigrant Experience through Arab American Stories

Sunday, October 27, 2013

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Sun, 2013-10-27 14:00 - 16:00

Looking through the broad lens of the immigrant experience, we will focus on three short interview segments highlighting the importance of culture, service, and civic responsibility in the lives of those interviewed.  We will reflect on diversity, multiculturalism and the many contributions of Arab Americans and other immigrants to the richness of the American experience.

Join us for a screening and discussion of Arab American Stories, a 13-part series presented by Detroit Public Television, which explores the diversity of the Arab-American experience.  Hosted by NPR’s Neda Ulaby, each segment of the documentary is produced by a variety of independent filmmakers profiling Arab Americans who are making an impact in their community, their profession, their family, or the world at large.

Invited Guests:  Hon. Thomas Lazieh, Former Mayor of Central Falls; Bijan Shadravan, lecturer, actor and artist; students of the RI Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) and the Adult Education Community

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.

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