Becoming U.S. - A Melting Pot or Kaleidoscope - Immigration and Discrimination

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Becoming U.S. - A Melting Pot or Kaleidoscope - Immigration and Discrimination

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Explore the complex – and changing – notions surrounding the concepts of “citizen,” “immigrant,” and “refugee,” with leaders from various ethnic backgrounds as they discuss ways immigrants maintain cultural identities within a diverse culture.

With opening statements by Faye Allard-Glass, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Community College of Philadelphia, we will delve into the terminology used to describe the U.S. as a “melting pot” or “salad bowl.”

Our panel, featuring immigrants from various parts of the world, will then share their experiences with cultural assimilation and preservation. Attendees were also encouraged to share their experiences in Philadelphia.

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