Welcoming Week Event

Welcoming Week      Refuge or Refusal   CivicGeorgia

Refuge or Refusal: A Conversation about Turning Points in U.S. Immigration History

Join the Museum of History and Holocaust Education and CivicGeorgia for a Welcoming Week conversation about legislative turning points in U.S. immigration history as well as the ebb and flow of welcoming and exclusion in the American experience. 

We will be joined by representatives of Welcoming America, El Refugio, and Refugee Women's Network. Through Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity. The theme for this year's Welcoming Week is "Creating Home Together."

The session will begin on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET with a review of key moments in the history of immigration and citizenship policy in the United States along with the social, political, and economic context that led to changes.

At 2:20, participants will join a break-out room for a facilitated discussion focused on particular themes that run through this history.

The topics for break-out room discussions include:

  • Citizenship and Civil Rights: Documentation, Status, and Protection Under the Law
  • Intersecting Identities: Race, Migration, and National Narrative
  • Creating Community: Refugee Resettlement and Immigrant Empowerment
  • Making Change: Affecting Policy Through Civic Engagement

The session will end at 3:30 p.m. ET

To register, click here

Click here to explore a virtual tour of the MHHE’s Refuge or Refusal traveling exhibit before this session.