“Passion & Perseverance: A Year at Encina” is an all new exhibit highlighting stories of dedicated teachers in a low-income school and their students, whose resilience and ability cannot be measured by test scores.
Based on a yearlong series produced by Capital Public Radio, the exhibit explores what the school’s history reveals about California itself, tackling issues of equity, immigration and stigma, as well as the meaning of community and family.
“The Newest Americans” offers a unique look at the U.S. and the immigration process through the eyes of 28 new citizens.
A chronicle of two naturalization ceremonies held in 2017, the exhibit features portraits by Sam Comen and interviews by Michael Estrin. As the new citizens from over 20 countries of origin share why they came to this country and what the American Dream means to them, visitors are invited to join them in taking pride in the diversity, freedom and opportunity that continue to make America a beacon of hope around the world.