Becoming American

Blue sepia image of dozens of immigrants carrying suitcases and boxes being funneled into a single line, most of the women wear headscarves typical of the early 20th century, the man in the front is wearing a tag. Words “Becoming American” are in white typeface in the center.  Under the image “A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience.”

Drs. John S. & Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center hosts the Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings and moderated discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.

Film screenings and discussion will be on Mondays, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the Andrew Foster Auditorium on the Gallaudet University campus. All screenings are free and open to the public. Films are captioned. Discussion will be in American Sign Language and spoken English. For accessibility requests please contact the Gallaudet Interpreting Services.

For those who cannot attend the Monday, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm screening and discussion, an evening showing of the film will be offered on the same days, beginning at 7:30 pm in Chapel Hall. Interpretation for the evening screening is available if requested one week in advance.

Becoming American Screening Schedule:

September 24: New York and The Jewish Americans (clips from each)

October 1: Welcome to Shelbyville

October 8: The New Americans

October 15: Destination America, Episode 1 "The Golden Door"

October 22: My American Girls

October 29: The Search for General Tso

About "Becoming American" Immigration Film Series

Four sponsors of Becoming American Series: City Lore, National Endowment for the Humanities, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, Immigration & Ethnic History Society.