I Learn America
I Learn America follows five immigrant teenagers over a year as they strive to master English, deal with the trials of adolescence and struggle to learn about America, their new home. They go to The International High School at Lafayette, in Brooklyn, which serves recently arrived immigrants. The film explores how these young kids become American. Three of the adolescents are undocumented immigrants, one is a refugee and one is a devout Muslim. They had come from Myanmar, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Pakistan and Poland.
Discussion will focus on ways local communities can welcome immigrants.
Co-sponsored and planned by Prince George’s County Peace & Justice Coalition- For more information about this program contact Donna Hoffmeister, 301-441-9377, .