Contributions of Asian Indian community spotlighted
A documentary film that spotlights Asian Indians, an important and growing immigrant population, will be the focus of Schoolcraft College’s next GlobalEYEzers program. Created by Dr. Arifa Javed, a sociologist and professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Essential Arrival: Michigan’s Indian Immigrants in the 21st Century, shows the contributions the Indian community has made to American society.
This Michigan-based production showcases the professional, social and cultural life of Indian immigrants in America, highlighting their assimilation in the mainstream while they retain some of their cultural capital. According to the American Immigration Council, India (11%) trails only Mexico (13%) as the top country of origin for immigrants in Michigan.
Essential Arrival: Michigan’s Indian Immigrants in the 21st Century will be screened on Zoom from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, February 11. Join the screening with the following credentials:
- Meeting ID: 838 2039 2692
- Passcode: 422227
This event is sponsored by the SCII Focus Series, the Student Activities Office and the Asian Students Association. Learn more about Schoolcraft College’s International Institute (SCII) on their website at schoolcraft.edu/scii.