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Veterans Day with Lorna Harris and The (G)eneration Project

Saturday, November 11, 2023, 12:00 pm2:30 pm


Saturday, November 11, 2023
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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Free with museum admission

Free with Museum Admission
Admission is free to active duty and retired veterans with ID and up to 4 family members, year-round

Join us for a day of unity, acknowledgement, and appreciation as we commemorate the enduring spirit of immigrants and veterans with The (G)eneration Project. This remarkable occasion pays heartfelt tribute to Staten Island participants from all branches of the U.S. Military and welcomes guest speaker and devoted American veteran, John McBeth. This day of unity aims to encapsulate the enduring spirit of both immigrants and veterans, fostering connections that transcend backgrounds and origins.

A light brunch, courtesy of Senator Jessica Scarcella-Spanton will be served. Guests will enjoy performances by the Susan E. Wagner Guitar Ensemble, and the JROTC Color Guard. Participants will discover shared areas of commonality through an afternoon of conversation, community, and art making. Immigrants Are Us: The (G)eneration Project will be proudly hosted by Lorna Harris, an executive producer, cultural advocate, and a valued member of the Staten Island community.


John McBeth

John McBeth

About Guest Speaker John McBeth
John McBeth, a devoted American veteran, hails from three generations of Staten Islanders and embodies a lifelong spirit of service. As a McKee High School alumnus, he commenced his journey by volunteering, nurturing his passion for community and journalism. McBeth proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Nimitz, achieving the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class.

As an American veteran, McBeth continues to contribute to discussions on police reforms and community-police relations, representing the community on panels discussing race, justice, and equality. His work co-founding Staten Island YOUTH4justice, initiating voting-focused marches, and leading discussions on police-community relations reflects his commitment to positive change and community betterment.

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New York City, home to a vibrant tapestry of cultures, proudly boasts a foreignborn population representing 38% of its populace and accounting for 46% of the labor force. The (G)eneration Project introduced the concept of (G) Status, ranging from G-0s to G-600, to symbolize the generations individuals or families have resided in the U.S.

This event is made possible by a DCLA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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