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Hyphenated-Americans: Immigration and American Identity

Hyphenated-Americans: Immigration and American Identity

A photo of Americans in a busy city.Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Given the increased immigration from non-Western European countries over the last two decades, how have American values and the American experience influenced and formed recent immigrant experience and practice? How have the new immigrants re-shaped American identity and what it means to be an American?

A diverse panel from local immigrant communities held an open dialogue while we explored what it means to be an American in this new millennium. There was time set aside for questions and answers.

Moderator
L. Michael Spath, Religious Studies, IPFW

Panel
Saneta Maiko, Kenyan-American, Executive Crime Victim Care of Allen County
Ahmed Abdelmageed, Arab-American, College of Pharmacy, Manchester University
Minn Myint Nan Tin, Burmese-American, Burmese Advocacy Center

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