Category: 
Academic/College Events
Diversity
International Interest
Sub-Category: 
The Wallace Center
Event Description: 

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an immigrant? How can we challenge stereotypes or prejudices and build understanding through dialogue? 

Join RIT Libraries for personal conversations with members of the RIT Community about their immigration experiences. From 1:00-2:00pm, storytellers will share their experiences in a small group setting. Attendees are welcome to ask questions before rotating to another storyteller's table. Light refreshments will be served from 2:00-2:30pm where reflection and deeper, one-on-one conversations are encouraged. Drop-ins welcome.

Storytellers:

  • Abi Ramos McFiggins '02, a former "Dreamer" from Mexico who is now an engineering manager at Lockheed Martin
  • Edward Kannyo, Ph.D., associate professor of political science who came to the U.S. for graduate studies and later sought political asylum as tensions worsened in his home country of Uganda
  • Isha Mehta '20, a graphic design student who knew only a few words of English before immigrating from India with her family when she was 9 years old
  • Lilli Jensen, assistant director of the International Student Services Office who is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Denmark
Open to Public (non-RIT): 
No
Interpreter Requested?: 
No
Event Schedule: 
Friday, November 10, 2017
Start and End Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
RIT Library
2nd Floor (Outside Cary Collection)
Contact Name: 
Lara Nicosia
Cost ($): 
Free