The annual meeting of the Friends of the Immigration History Research Center and Archives will be held on Saturday, Nov.2, 2013, 5:00pm-9:00pm, at St.Mary's Greek
Orthodox Church (Terrace Hall) 3450 Irving Ave.So., Minneapolis,MN. The cost for the dinner and program is $30 per person. Advance reservations are required.
The theme of this year's program is "Celebrating our Ethnic Histories" and the featured speaker is
IHRC Director, Dr. Erika Lee who will make a presentation on the current IHRC project entitled " Immigrant Stories"- an interactive digital storytelling project that documents and archives the experiences of contemporary immigrants and refugees and connects them to the U.S.' rich history of immigration. Three pilot videos from this project will be shown. The banquet evening will also include an international buffet provided by Kafe 421, a display of posters depicting the history of various ethnic communities, a short tour of St.Mary's, and the Klezmorim Band who will provide entertainment during the social hour. The evening will culminate with the drawing of door prizes as well as raffle prizes which include a variety of ethnic restaurant certificates and other items. Cost of the raffle tickets is $5.00 each and will be sold at the door. Proceeds will help benefit upcoming IHRC/A 50th anniversary projects. Please send your advance reservation by Oct. 25th, 2013, and check payable to Friends of the IHRC to: Friends of the IHRC/A, 311 Andersen Library, 222-21st Av. S., Minneapolis, MN. 55455. Please see the flyer and reservation form here.