In Refugee High: Coming of Age in America, journalist Elly Fishman tells the story of a year in the life of a Chicago high school that has one of the highest proportions of refugees of any school in the nation. Join us for a virtual program in which we’ll chat with Fishman about the book, […]
In this installment of the Jeanne M. and John W. Rowe Program Series, Irish Ambassador to the United States Daniel Mulhall talks with acclaimed Irish-American writers Alice McDermott and Joseph O’Neill about their work and heritage. This program takes place October 29 at 6:30 pm Central, register for the free program here. This program is held in conjunction with our special exhibit My […]
Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and author URI SHULEVITZ presents his latest book Chance: Escape from the Holocaust, a landmark memoir of hope amid harrowing times and an engaging and unusual Holocaust story. This program takes place October 13 at 6:30 pm Central and will be hosted live via Zoom, register for the program here. Presented in conjunction with the AWM’s […]
There is no America without outsiders. Call us pilgrims, slaves, refugees, exiles, immigrants, even tourists-we all, directly or indirectly, come from somewhere else. As a nation, the glue tying us together is the shared sense of destiny we nurture and the conviction that somehow this place is different, unlike any other, even exceptional, and that here we may finally breathe free.