A Conversation on Immigration and the American City

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A Conversation on Immigration and the American City

November 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Al Bustan’s An Immigrant Alphabet and International House Philadelphia, in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs present an interdisciplinary panel on migration and its impacts on society and the city.

Three experts from the University of Pennsylvania’s legal, urban studies, and sociological spheres will address questions of who becomes an immigrant and why, where refugees are settling throughout the region, how immigration makes and remakes spaces, and how it transforms socioeconomic and cultural systems.

The panelists will engage with the audience and offer insight about the economic and cultural benefits immigration brings, as well as challenges faced by immigrants and refugees as they make new lives in the region.

Join Domenic Vitiello from Penn Design, Fernando Chang-Muy from Penn Law, and Emilio Parrado from Penn’s Sociology Department for the conversation. Read more about our panelists here.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Mayor’s Reception Room at City Hall


November 7, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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City Hall
1401 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA United States
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