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Becoming American

Becoming American, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a national, six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.

The project will provide the 32 participating organizations (libraries, museums, historical societies, and cultural centers) with DVDs of carefully selected, compelling documentary films; discussion guidelines; original essays by eminent immigration scholars; extensive resource guides; and web support including training in how to organize, promote and run the series successfully.

In addition, each of the thirty-two nonprofit organizations selected to implement Becoming American will receive a cash award of $1,300 for project expenses. Participating institutions are expected to offer this six-week program sometime during the period June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

Additional information as well as the project request-for-proposal is available at becoming-american.org.  The application deadline is December 1, 2017. 

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