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Views & Voices: Immigration

Building Bridges Instead of Walls

The Library is partnering with film director Jean-Michel Dissard and Tamalpais High School to share the stories of local immigrant students with three corresponding events. Dissard has helped immigrant youth craft their stories for six years since his film I Learn America was first released and has turned the project into an online human library working with schools across the country. 

►Dissard will present a Pop Up Exhibit with photographic displays and video clips sharing stories previously recorded around the country on March 18th.
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►The Library will screen Dissard’s film I Learn America on April 1st.
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►Dissard returns to the Library on April 30th with a public presentation featuring stories from immigrant students attending Tam High.
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►In addition to the stories of immigrant youth in Marin, Lauren Markham, author of The Far Away Brothers, discusses the story of the Flores twins' experience from El Salvador to Oakland on April 22nd.
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►Markham’s book, described by the New York Times as ‘impeccably timed, intimately reported and beautifully expressed’ is one of the featured selections of the Views & Voices Book Club, which meets on April 29th. Other featured selections include Exit West by Moshin Hamid and The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. Read the featured selections or one of your choosing related to immigration before the discussion.
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These programs are part of Views & Voices, a year-long series of events addressing national issues.