Becoming U.S. - Age and Assimilation

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Becoming U.S. - Age and Assimilation

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This second installment in the series explores the many ways age and generational status affect immigration and assimilation experiences. Is the experience decidedly different if an individual arrives in the U.S. as a child, or if one is a student or a working adult? Do first-generation immigrants – i.e., the parents – think about assimilation differently than second-generation immigrants – i.e., children? Does one generation wish to celebrate the “home” culture more than the other?
Faye Allard-Glass, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Community College of Philadelphia, will introduce the subject and panelists, who will discuss their personal experiences. The panel includes:   Danielle Hu and Martin Wan (from China), Hatim Hansali (from Morocco)and  Liseth Martinez (from Colombia).

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