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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Legacy of Ellis Island

Otis Library will be showing the film “USCIS and the Legacy of Ellis Island” on Monday, June 24, at 6pm in the Millie and Martin Shapiro Community Room.  This short documentary tells the story of Ellis Island through the perspective of those who worked there and highlights the historical connections between the USCIS mission and this iconic historic site. Following the film, Bassem Gayed, Multicultural Services Librarian at Otis Library, will facilitate a discussion with local immigrants.  A variety of ethnic cuisines will be provided by local restaurants.  This event is sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund.

This film is being shown in recognition of World Refugee Day, which is observed on the 20th of June each year and is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees around the world. Free event; registration is required. To register, call Bassem at 860-889-2365, x 109, or register on our online calendar.