Free advance screenings of the film ‘I Learn America’ to be held in Auburn

UntitledAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Two free, public advance screenings of the film, “I Learn America,” a documentary by Jean-Michel Dissard and Gitte Peng, will be held Wednesday, March 5, in Auburn. The film will be shown at 4 p.m. at Auburn University in Haley Center, room 1203, and again at 7 p.m. at Auburn High School in the multimedia center. A discussion will follow each screening.

In “I Learn America,” five immigrant teenagers from Myanmar, Guatemala, Poland, Dominican Republic and Pakistan, respectively, come together over a year at the International High School at Lafayette in Brooklyn to learn their new land. The New York City public school is dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant teenagers, with more than 300 students from 50 countries speaking two dozen languages.

The film screenings are co-sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Institute and Community and Civic Engagement in the College of Liberal Arts, the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, the Truman Pierce Institute in the College of Education and Welcoming Alabama. For more information, contact Kathleen Tajeu at (334) 703-0260 or visit the Welcoming Alabama website at or the Facebook event page at

Contact: Kathleen Tajeu, Alabama Cooperative Extension, (334) 703-0260 (, or Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (