Gave a speech about immigration to the 5th graders at The Chicago Academy Elementary School. The 5th graders are in the middle of an essay writing contest where the winner gets a college scholarship. They were great kids who were genuinely interested in learning.
Many children of this city are immigrants, or have family that recently immigrated. The questions and stories we discussed were well thought out and at times personal. In this respect, I saw myself in a lot of them.
I am looking forward to doing it again soon. Thank you, Chicago Academy Elementary and good luck!