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Once Upon an American Dream: Integration - How do “They” Become “Us”?

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The Heurich House Museum and the Bipartisan Policy Center are proud to present “Once Upon an American Dream,” a three-part panel series exploring the stages of the immigrant experience in America: migration, arrival, and integration.

Our third and final panel will take place as a virtual happy hour on Wednesday, October 14 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. ET. The final event’s discussion will focus on how immigrants of the past and present integrate into our communities. Every immigrant’s journey to become an integral part of a new community is unique, and we hope to explore these stories in our culminating panel. The discussion will focus on the following questions: What is the “Great American Success Story” and what does it mean to achieve the “American Dream”? How did immigrants integrate in the past and how do they do so today? What are some of the challenges to integration and how can they be overcome?

This panel series explores issues core to the Heurich House Museum’s mission. Christian Heurich’s life embodied a rags-to-riches story where an immigrant’s spirit of creative entrepreneurship yielded success and a family legacy. Yet, the journey to achieve the American Dream comes in many forms and depends on many factors, from gender and race, to education and training, opportunity and luck. Grab your favorite cocktail or “mocktail” and join the Heurich House and the Bipartisan Policy Center as we dive into these questions.

After the event has concluded, a recording will be available to view on both the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Heurich House Museum’s websites.

This virtual event is free, but suggested donations are appreciated to support both organizations.


Featured Participants

Tyler Anbinder
Professor of History, George Washington University

Rachel Peric
Executive Director, Welcoming America

Jeff Alfaro
Founder, JSquared Naturals

Additional speaker to be announced

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