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November 13, 2013
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Hunter College – UPP (1640 Hunter West)


Join us for an evening lecture and discussion about Vivian Louie’s most recent book, Keeping the Immigrant Bargain: The Costs and Rewards of Success in America, which examines the journey of Dominican and Colombian newcomers whose children have achieved academic success one generation after the arrival of their parents. The book provides a comparison of how both parents and children understand the immigrant journey toward education, mobility, and assimilation. Based on the author’s own survey and interview study, Keeping the Immigrant Bargain examines the lives of thirty-seven foreign-born Dominican and Colombian parents and their seventy-six young adult offspring—the majority of whom were enrolled in or had graduated from college. The book shows how they are adapting to American schools, jobs, neighborhoods, and culture.

This event is open to the public, however, an RSVP via our ‘Inquiries’ form is required for entry.

Hunter UAP’s Urban Lecture Series is hosted by the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning and co-sponsored by GUAPA (Graduate Urban Affairs and Planning Association), a student organization.