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Engaged Citizen Book Group

February 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Celebrate Presidents’ Day with the Engaged Citizens Book Group!

We had a fantastic and lively discussion at our first meeting on protest, and we’re very excited to talk about immigration, through history, current events, and how we can all be more engaged, active citizens. See you there!

We are putting together a list of resources (books, articles, and more) that we will share here and on our website.
Here are a few things to get you started:

Books
The Devil’s Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea
Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

Articles
The President Has Much Power Over Immigration, but How Much? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/us/politics/trump-immigration-law.html?_r=0
Current news updates http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/06/politics/trump-travel-ban-update/index.html and http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/16/politics/donald-trump-immigration-plans/

TED Talks
How Immigrant Voices Make Democracy Stronger https://www.ted.com/talks/sayu_bhojwani_how_immigrant_voices_make_democracy_stronger
Refugees Have the Right to Be Protected https://www.ted.com/talks/antonio_guterres_refugees_have_the_right_to_be_protected

For kids!
The Journey by Francesca Sanna

Details

Date:
February 20, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Upshur Street Books
Phone:
(202) 726-0380
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/UpshurStBooks/

Venue

Upshur Street Books
827 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC 20011 US
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