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Cross-cutting Conversations

November 25, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you an ESL teacher, lawyer, psychologist, social worker, local government employee who helps immigrants, or are you working in a similar career? Are you a member of the general public who is concerned about the status of immigrants today? Would you welcome opportunities to participate in meaningful conversations with others who share your interest?

Join us for our next session in a series of facilitated conversations about writing related to modern-day immigration. Find support and fresh perspectives through discussion with others in our community.

The next book in our series of Cross-Cutting Conversations on immigration will focus on The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe (2017). The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the 2015-2016 school year as they land at South High School in Denver, Colorado. These newcomers, from fourteen to nineteen years old, come from nations convulsed by drought or famine or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, after experiencing dire forms of cataclysm. Some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their original family. Copies of the book will be available in the DeKalb Public Library.

This program is free but requires registration. To register, please fill out the form on the event site or call the reference desk at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2150. If you have questions, please contact Britta at or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.


November 25, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Britta Krabill
(815) 756-9568 ext. 2100