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Free Screening of Inclusionary Story 'I Learn America' Set for Sept. 16

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SUMMIT, NJ - As part of "Welcome Week," the mission of which is to inspire people to build inclusive communities that embrace immigrants and foster opportunity for all, a free screening and post-film discussion of I Learn America will be hosted by the Summit Area YMCA and The Film Society of Summit September 16, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Jean- Michel Dissard and Gitte Peng, I Learn America has been showing nationwide at many high schools, colleges and universities. It is the story of five resilient immigrant teenagers learning how to live in their new land.

The International High School at Lafayette is a New York City public school dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant teenagers, with more than 300 students speaking two-dozen languages from 50 countries. The students strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, confront the universal trials of adolescence and search for a future they can claim as their own.

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Through these five vibrant, young people’s stories and struggles -- and willingness to open their lives and share them -- the audience learn about the fabric of America, a country in which nearly one in four children is an immigrant or the child of immigrants.

All area residents are invited to join the screening and discussion, to gain insight into how new members of the community feel, and better understand how to be welcoming and inclusive.  This event is free of charge. Further questions, or to register, contact Sue Fieseler at 908-273-1167 or via Sue.Fieseler@thesay.org.

The Summit Area YMCA is located at 67 Maple Street.

 

 

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