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"My America: Exploring and Celebrating the Intersection of World Cultures in the United States"
2002-04-18 until 2002-04-23
Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA,
USA United States of America
In April, the Skirball Cultural Center will present a new series, My America: Exploring and Celebrating the Intersection of World Cultures in the United States. According to recent census figures, more than 10 percent of all Americans, and 25 percent of all Californians, were born outside the United States. My America highlights the different ways immigrants to the United States forge new American identities.
The series launches on April 18 with a lecture by celebrated journalist and public radio commentator Richard Rodriguez. Gregory Nava, writer and director of the acclaimed new PBS series American Family, discusses the influences on his film and television career on April 19. Writer Gregory Rodriguez moderates a public conversation on multiculturalism with some of the country’s leading thinkers on the subject, followed by a dramatic reading with Sandra Tsing-Loh on April 20. A daylong family festival on April 21 features world music and dance, fusion food, storytelling from around the globe, and art workshops for children of all ages. The series culminates with Gurinder Chadha’s film What’s CookingNULL on April 23. See below for detailed listings.
All programs take place at the Skirball Cultural Center. Call (310) 440-4500 or visit www.skirball.org. Tickets for all events can be purchased through Tickets L,A. at (323) 655-8587.