AmRev360: The Revolutionary Promise of CitizenshipOctober 14, 2020
Citizenship – and the opportunities and obligations it provides – is the focus of the latest episode of AmRev360 hosted by Museum President and CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson. Dr. Juan Giarrizzo, a native of Venezuela who graduated from the Museum’s first citizenship class in 2019 and later became a naturalized American citizen, and Dana Devon, a longtime educational producer of regional and national civic programming who manages the Museum’s Citizenship Initiative, explore what it means to be an American citizen and how it applies to our lives today. They also discuss the Museum’s Citizenship Initiative, a free course that uses the Museum’s artifacts, exhibits, and stories to prepare Philadelphia-area immigrants to take the naturalization test, as well as Giarrizzo's role as co-creator of Gente de Venezuela, a new group that seeks to empower the immigrant community through professional development, advocacy, and culture.
As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Museum also is offering a free, hour-long live tour of its Virtual Museum, led by Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman with live translation by Giarrizzo, on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m.
This episode is presented in partnership with Al Día News.
AmRev360, hosted by Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, features lively conversations on the American Revolution from all angles. Recent episodes include "Brandywine: Where History, Art, and Landscape Meet" with Virginia Logan and Jim Lighthizer, "When Women Lost the Vote" with Dr. Rosemarie Zagarri and Dr. Marcela Micucci, "Mascots, Monuments, and Memory" with Ray Halbritter, and "History Has Its Eyes on Us" with Dr. Joanne B. Freeman and Paul Oakley Stovall.