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Coming to America: Stories & Conversations Across Generations About Immigration – 3rd of 4 Online Community Conversations

November 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST


What IF…? Online Community Conversation Series: Coming To America – Fall 2020

The Interactivity Foundation (IF) has partnered with the Friends of India Association and the Diversity Relations Council at Leisure World in Silver Spring, Maryland to organize this Coming to America series of events with stories and conversations about immigration. We are meeting monthly on Zoom for four months (September – December) to first hear stories from volunteer participants about one aspect of their immigration experience. Following the stories, we then split into breakout rooms for small group conversations for about an hour to reflect upon the stories we just heard, share our own stories, and talk about various aspects of immigration in general.  Each of the four sessions will have a different sub-topic and set of questions for participants to explore.

The 3rd session of this series will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 5:30 pm eastern time.  The sub-topic and questions for this 3rd session are–

The Role of Family

  • Do you think keeping immigrant family’s together help or hinder their assimilation? Why or why not?
  • What do you think constitutes a family or a community? Who should decide this and why?
  • Do you think the definition of a family should be specific to each culture? Why or why not?
  • Do you think we should prioritize certain types of families and communities for immigration purposes? If so, which types? And why?

For additional information or any questions about this Community Conversation Series, please contact IF Fellow Ieva Notturno.


November 19, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST


Online-at home via computer or smart device


Diversity Relations Council at Leisure World
Friends of India Association at Leisure World
Interactivity Foundation