THE IMMIGRATION STAKES

a collaboration with City of Asylum/Pittsburgh

With highly-ranked universities and growing arts, medical, financial, and technological sectors, Pittsburgh is evolving into a global city. In this economic and social climate, the stakes for the city as well as its incoming international residents are high. This event explores Pittsburgh’s past, present, and future response to immigration and addresses the high stakes for Pittsburgh in rejuvenating our community through the engine of immigration.  Combining personal, creative, and historical narratives, “The Immigration Stakes” examines themes of relocation and innovation, focusing on this central question:  How do we keep the world’s best brains in Pittsburgh?

Featured writers include Silvia Duarte and Khet Mar of City of Asylum/Pittsburgh and David Laskin, author of The Long Way Home, as well as music, refreshments, socializing, and a short film screening of “Immersion” (a Media That Matters™ Official Selection)

Tickets $10:  412-622-8866 or www.pittsburghlectures.org

Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 7pm

WYEP Community Broadcast Center

67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (South Side)