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What is America for? A Panel on Immigration

  • Lincoln United Methodist Church 2009 West 22nd Place Chicago, IL, 60608 United States (map)

In recent years immigration has reached a flash point in American politics, from the failure of immigration reform in 2013 to the election of Donald Trump to the presidency last November and the implementation of his anti-immigrant executive orders. But how did it come to this, and where do we go from here?

Join The Point Magazine and Contratiempo for a panel discussion on immigration and the immigrant experience in America, in conjunction with the release of The Point Magazine's "What is America for?" issue.

What do we mean when we speak of “open borders,” or say that “America is a nation of immigrants”? How do we define what it means to be American? Northwestern University history professor GERALDO CADAVA will be joining us along with Contratiempo founder, Point writer and author of the memoir "Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant," JOSÉ ÁNGEL N. and poet and archivist JENNY PATINO CERVANTES.

The event will be held at LINCOLN UNITED METHODIST, a sanctuary church in Pilsen.

Doors at 6pm.
Panel begins at 6:30.

Featuring an art installation by ROBERTO MARTINEZ.