Immigrants in New York harbor

UTSA Talks series asks 'What Is a Real American?'

By Alexandria Sanchez
Student Writer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

(Oct. 6, 2006)--The UTSA Global and Intercultural Communication Alliance (GICA), and the UTSA Office of Institutional Diversity will host a roundtable discussion, "Immigration: What Is a 'Real' American?" from 2 to 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10 in John Peace Library Building Room 4.03.12 at the UTSA 1604 Campus. The event is free and open to all; refreshments will be available.

The discussion is the second of three events in this fall's UTSA Talks series. The discussion series was created last year as part of Diversity Month.

At the event, students, faculty and staff will sit at tables of eight to share views on what it means to be American. Suggested topics are language, politics, religion and identity.

"When people have the opportunity to dialogue, they become more open-minded, empathetic and concerned," said Sara DeTurk, GICA faculty adviser. "It is a really good way to educate ourselves on social issues."

GICA is a UTSA registered student organization including students, faculty and staff committed to intercultural awareness and discussion of important international issues.

For more information, contact Sara DeTurk at (210) 458-7737, Diane Pina at (210) 458-4153 or e-mail GICA President Sherice Gearhart.

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