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OAKLEY– Becoming American: History Workshop
November 2, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pmFree
OAKLEY– Join us for an engaging presentation on the history of immigration policy in the United States from the 1880s to the present at the Oakley Library, 1050 Neroly Rd. on Thursday, November 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bill Ong Hing, Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco and Professor Emeritus U.C. California, Davis School of Law will provide attendees with historical context and driving factors that have shaped the demographics of the immigrant and general population in the United States. East County Reads: An Immigrant’s Journey is presented by the Antioch, Brentwood, and Oakley Libraries in an effort to share a common story, and provide an opportunity for everyone in the community to read and discuss the book The Distance Between Us. Several programs around the theme of immigration, sharing stories and creating a dialogue are being held during October and November, 2017. For more information, go to http://ccclib.org/programs, and check the calendar listings for the Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and Prewett libraries. You can also contact Liz Fuller, Senior Community Library Manager, Antioch and Brentwood Libraries, 925-427-8543, firstname.lastname@example.org This program is supported by California Humanities’ Library Innovation Lab Grant Program. To find out more about Library Innovation Lab, visit our webpage here. “Library Innovation Lab: Exploring New Ways of Engaging California’s Immigrant Communities”– The Library Innovation Lab pilot project will provide training, support, and resources to a cohort of programming librarians, enabling them to design and implement new public humanities projects that will reach and engage underserved immigrant groups in their communities during the program period. Through an open call application, ten libraries were selected to receive $5,000 each to participate in our first round of the Library Innovation Lab grant program. This grants program will help build capacity within California libraries to develop creative and innovative programs that will respond to the needs and circumstances of today’s immigrants and immigrant communities and foster more inclusive communities within our state.