Labor and Immigrant Rights Movements

DAY ONE

Begin in NY/NJ

Visit to Liberty State Park and Ellis Island National Historic Site

Movie Night: Destination America

DAY TWO

Visit the Tenement Museum–take as many of the tours as you can manage

Movie Night: How about one of the early silent films about immigrants, or else Island of Hope, Island of Tears?

DAY THREE

Sightseeing in NYC–take a Circle Line tour, visit museums, eat, etc.

If you have the money, see a Broadway show

DAY FOUR

Make arrangements in advance for the African Burial Ground National Monument tour with the National Park Service

Movie Night: Race: The Power of An Illusion–“The Story We Tell”

DAY FIVE

Design your own walking tour of the labor movement, using Radical Walking Tours of New York

http://www.amazon.com/Radical-Walking-Tours-York-City/dp/1583225544/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375042511&sr=1-1&keywords=radical+walking+tours+of+new+york

or take the “Immigrant, Radical, Notorious Women of Washington Square” walking tour

http://nyctours.com/tour-descriptions.html

or take the Big Onion Immigrant New York Walking Tour

http://www.bigonion.com/tour/immigrant-new-york/

or if you are in New York around labor day, take the Big Onion Labor History Tour!

Movie Night: Norma Rae

DAY SIX

Begin in NYC and take day trip to NJ (estimated drive: 45 minutes)

Visit the American Labor Museum/Botto House, 83 Norwood Street, Haledon NJ 07508

Drive by the privatized Elizabeth (immigration) Detention Center, 625 Evans Street, Elizabeth NJ

http://www.cca.com/facility/elizabeth-detention-center/

Movie Night: The Visitor

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