EXHIBIT: SEPTEMBER 11 – OCTOBER 20
World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration
Explore humanity's migration journey for free at the World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration exhibition in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library during regular open hours.
Engage with interactive displays centered on four pivotal questions:
- Where do we come from?
- Why do we move?
- How does migration change us?
- Where are we going?
- Location: King Library, Third Floor
- Duration: September 11 – October 20, 2023
- Hours: Available during library's open hours
- Audience: All ages
- Cost: Free
Don't Miss This Exclusive Exhibit
In partnership with San José State University Library, San José Public Library is honored to be one of only fifteen U.S. libraries featuring this exhibit. Bring your friends, family, and groups for this unique experience. Class visits, school groups, and community partners are invited, as well.
Special Events & Programs
Celebrate the culture, history, influence, and contributions of those who share ancestors from Spain and Latin America. September 15 to October 15, 2023.
- What: "On the Move" stories from around the world, followed by a colorful craft activity
- When: Sunday, October 8, 2023, 2:00–3:00 PM
- Where: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Children's Room
Share your migration tales through our short story contest. Submissions due September 30, 2023. Additional information coming soon!
The San Jose Office of Racial Equity is planning a series of immigrant-related events for Welcoming Week, September 8–17.
- This year, the San Jose Office of Racial Equity is partnering with SJPL and sponsoring a free public screening of the documentary film Seeking Asylum: A Mother's Journey, which looks at the deterrents migrants often face when petitioning for asylum in the U.S. The film follows one woman's journey as she searches for asylum protection for her and her children.
- When: Monday, September 11, 2023, 6:00–7:15 PM
- Where: Bascom Branch Library
- This year, the San Jose Office of Racial Equity is partnering with Candidly Speaking (CS), a local nonprofit that hosts Community Conversations as a form of information-sharing and community-building.
- When: Thursday, September 14, 2023, 6:30–8:30 PM
- Where: Evergreen Branch Library
- Featuring Dr. Julia E. Curry Rodríguez, Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, San José State University, who will give a free, public lecture/presentation entitled, "Immigrants and Refugees Negotiating Public Spaces: Past & Present Contributions, Imaginations, and Resourcefulness"
- When: Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
- Where: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 3rd Floor, SJPL Works
SPONSORS, PARTNERS, & CREDITS
World on the Move: 250,000 years of Human Migration was developed by the American Anthropological Association, together with the Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and Smithsonian Exhibits. It is administered by the American Library Association's Public Programs Office.