Screening of 'I Learn America'

February 8, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuohy Hall Auditorium, SJC Brooklyn

The ACES Program and Department of Child Study will host a screening of the internationally-acclaimed documentary, I Learn America, in SJC Brooklyn’s Tuohy Hall Auditorium. At the screening, director Jean-Michel Dissard will discuss the movie in conversation with several of the students who took part in the film.

In I Learn America, five resilient immigrant teens come together at International High School at Lafayette and struggle to learn their new land. The International High School is a New York City public high school dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant teenagers, with more than 300 students speaking two dozen languages from over 50 countries. The students struggle to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, and confront the universal trials of adolescence while searching for a future they can call their own. 

The screening is free and open to the public. To RSVP, contact Gail Moran at [email protected] or 718.940.5858.