Dominican Studies Institute, CUNY, 0922_DSI_MaM_B2F13_922
A rally at which groups are declaring, “We are ONE. A Nation of Immigrants,” April 1, 2006. Donated by photographer Magarita Madera.
What might the phrase on the banner mean?
What images are seen in the background?
What emotional appeals do people hope to make with these images?
Describe the different groups of people you see.
What age groups do you see represented?
Do you think these people would normally gather together? Why or why not?
What do you think the “PS 24” on the banner means?
Do you think there are other “PS” groups at the rally?
Why might the cameraman be videotaping this rally?
What emotions do people appear to be experiencing?
What do you think they are hoping for, and why?
Relate this rally to immigrant movements of the past (1950s–1970s). Were immigrants hoping to be seen as part of the whole, or as individuals with particular ethnic identities?
Math: Turn the numbers mentioned in the Historical Background section into bar and pie graphs that have appropriate units that show the differences visually, as well as numerically.
Art: Design and make a poster that represents these national origins. Include flags from the nations that comprise each group (for example, Asia could have flags from any of the countries found in that part of the world). Correlate the number of flags with the percentage of foreign-born population that each ethnic group accounts for.
English Language Arts: Make additional posters that might be seen at a rally where people would want to say they are “all one.” What phrases might be catchy or inspiring?
William F. Frey. American Demographics, Diversity in America.
“Immigrant Entrepreneurs” in Research Perspectives on Migration, Vol. 1 No. 2
The Demographic and Economic Facts published by the Cato Institute and the National US Immigration Forum
National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. A Fiscal Portrait of the Newest Americans: Executive Summary.