Belonging Exhibit Opening Reception

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Belonging   Exhibit Opening Reception

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2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, also known as the Hart-Celler Act. The commemoration of this historic moment, as well as the ongoing nationwide debates about immigration reform, makes this a fitting time to examine our past victories and current struggles. We want to celebrate the diversity of people, goods, and ideas that immigration and the '65 Act have brought to the United States. And yet, we want to challenge certain assumptions about immigration, such as the “exceptional” Asian immigrant in contrast to “undeserving” immigrants. This exhibit centers the stories of people directly affected by immigration. Their stories remind us that, despite what the media or politicians may insist, there is no single immigrant stereotype. A complete understanding of immigration must account for how this issue intersects with race, class, gender, and other identities. Join us on the opening night of The Wing's newest exhibit Belonging: Before and After the Immigration Act of 1965. 6pm - 7pm: Museum members and special guests; RSVP at 6:30pm: reception program featuring Rich Stolz (OneAmerica), Ray Cortona (WA DREAM Act Coalition) and Jess X. Chen (performer and artist) 7pm - 8pm: open to the public; no RSVP required

By: Wing Luke Museum

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