Third Thursday Speaker Series: Looking for America Panel

July 18 2019 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited for this popular series. To register for a presentation, please
contact the Manager of Public Programs at 313.833.1801.

 

 

Looking for America Panel

July 18, 2019

6-7 PM: Panel discussion
7-9 PM: Opening reception

Join the organizers and artists participating in the new exhibition 'Looking for America' in a discussion on immigration and American values in six cities, including Detroit. Although immigration is a national political issue, its impact on localities varies widely, and the experience of living in a diverse and changing community is not limited to traditional “gateways” like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. 'Looking for America' explores this dynamic by curating works from local artists who are politically and demographically diverse and inviting local community members to respond and share their perspectives and stories. This exhibition is in partnership with the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (1919-2019): 100 Years of Bridging Differences, Fulfilling Dreams, and Building Better Tomorrows exhibition. 

Panelists: Dan Wallace, Director, Special Projects, New American Economy; Vicky Wilkins, Dean, The School of Public Affairs at American University; Gracie Xavier, Director, Corporate and Economic Development Strategy at Global Detroit; Phyllis A. Noda, Ed.D., President, International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit; Philippa P.B. Hughes, Social Sculptor + Creative Strategist, CuriosityConnects.us.

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is encouraged for the panel discussion, as space is limited for this popular series. To register for a presentation, please contact the Manager of Public Programs at 313.833.1801. Refreshments will be served.

The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit’s Centennial Tribute Exhibition showcases 100 years of serving as a gateway to a new life for nearly two million newcomers representing over 180 cultures; peoples of the world who have enriched our community with the treasures of 220 world languages, age-old traditions, music, dance, their art and artifacts and cuisine!

'Looking for America' Artists:
Kia Arriaga
Noura Ballout
Elton Monroy Duran
bree gant
Arturo Herrera
Chido Johnson
Ghana Think Tank
Hiroko Lancour
Manal Shoukair
Mirka Sztuczka
Gracie Xavier

International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (1919-2019): 100 Years of Bridging Differences, Fulfilling Dreams, and Building Better Tomorrows Artists:
Jean Paul Aboudib
Haydar Alyasiry
Sarmad Al Musawi
Ivanka Beginin
Ana Candioti
Guadalupe Gomez Lara
Rene Gomez Lara
Ilham Bodreddine Mafouz
Nora Mendoza
Nada Odeh
Reem Taki
Marie Woo