Date: Wednesday 2/16/11
Place: 227 Burton
Fred Amram, a Holocaust survivor tells stories reflecting his experiences in Nazi Germany.
An experienced story teller and retired professor of communication, Amram shares his stories with feeling and insight. He also relates some of his assimilation problems as a refugee in the United States. Amram examines and generalizes these experiences to provide educators and social service workers a better understanding of the emotional and cultural challenges faced by immigrants.
Using the framework that "language is culture and culture is language," he notes that learning to speak English is only a small part of the assimilation challenge. Suggestions for building bridges lead to a Q & A period.
Amram is a recipient of the Morse Award for contributions to undergraduate education, former Director of Academic Affairs in the General College and former Director of Higher Education for Low-Income People (HELP). Based on his recent publications, Fred Amram was selected by the Loft Literary Center as a 2010 Emerging Writer.
Coffee and Cookies provided.
Office of the Dean
College of Education and Human Development
104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455