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Alworth Center for Peace and Justice

Online Lecture Series 2020-2021: New Immigrants — Familiar Stories?


Currently, immigrants and their U.S.-born children make up 27% of the U.S. population. This is the highest percentage this country has seen since 1910.

How will the current wave of immigrants affect the traditional American melting pot? How might these new Americans contribute to the national economy? Are their stories different from those of past waves of immigrants? What are the challenges and opportunities that these new immigrants offer?

The 2020-21 season online lecture series will help us all think about these questions through a series of programs featuring distinguished and thoughtful speakers.

All lectures are free, open to the public and begin virtually via Zoom Webinar at 7:30 p.m CST. Registration for each lecture is required.


Video Archive

To watch the videos from the past Peace and Justice lectures, please visit our video archive page.


The Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice seeks to bridge social and political barriers to bring together people of all ages and philosophies to work toward the common goals of peace and justice. The College of St. Scholastica is proud to offer this important resource as a service to our region. The public is invited to participate in Center activities and to utilize the resource center. Suggestions for future events are welcome.

The Alworth Center for the Study of Peace & Justice is funded in part by the Manitou Fund, the Global Awareness Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation and Reader Weekly.

These lectures also have received special support from the DeWitt and Caroline Van Evera Foundation and from Mary C. Van Evera in memory of William P. Van Evera, former trustee of the College.

The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of The College of St. Scholastica or the co-sponsors of the series.

For more information call (218) 723-6442.