Fourth Annual Immigrant Heritage Month Kicks Off in New York City

Fourth Annual Immigrant Heritage Month Kicks Off in New York City

“Hamilton” Star Javier Muñoz, Piper Perabo, Ana Villafañe, and Dean Obeidallah among stars who joined new “I Stand With Immigrants” campaign in New York City

Washington, DC – June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and “I Am An Immigrant” is hosting pop-up experiences and a series of events around the country to celebrate and lift up the critical contributions of immigrants in our communities. Celebrations kicked off in New York City this past weekend, with participation from thousands of people including “Hamilton” star Javier Muñoz, Piper Perabo, Ana Villafañe, and Dean Obeidallah, among others.

In just five days, more than 17,200 people participated in the conversation on Twitter using Immigrant Heritage Month hashtags (#IAmAnImmigrant, #IStandWithImmigrants, #IHM2017 and #ImmigrantHeritageMonth), resulting in over 200 million impressions on social media.

To learn more about other Immigrant Heritage Month events taking place in your community, visit www.IAmAnImmigrant.com.

Watch Videos:

Join America Ferrera, George Takei, and More to say #IStandWithImmigrants

I Am An Immigrant: NYC Pop Up (15 sec)

I Am An Immigrant NYC Pop Up (6 sec)

 

See Photos from the NYC Pop-Up Events:

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See more photos from the NYC Pop-Up Events

In the News:

People –  ‘I Stand with Immigrants:’ America Ferrera, Uzo Aduba, George Takei Join in Star-Studded PSA

Mashable – Watch these celebrities kick off Immigrant Heritage Month in a powerful new video

Huffington Post – I Am An Immigrant: United We Stand, United We Speak

Business Insider – Jason Sudeikis, America Ferrera, Ilana Glazer, and more launch Immigrant Heritage Month

Politico – Influence Newsletter Thursday June 1, 2017

Untapped Cities – Your Week Untapped: Top 10 NYC Events June 3rd to June 9th

Tribeca Citizen – Seen & Heard: Serafina Opening Forecast

Latina Lista – June 1 marks renewed urgency to observe Immigrant Heritage Month

Just Jared – America Ferrera, Jason Sudeikis & More Help Kick Off Immigrant Heritage Month!

UPI.com – America Ferrera, George Takei kick off Immigrant Heritage Month

Cellular News – Business leaders, artists, elected officials, and entrepreneurs bring star power to Immigrant Heritage Month

Be Visible Blog – 5 Facts that Prove Immigrants Get the Job Done and Spur Innovation

On Social Media:

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) @PRyan – 810k followers

My family’s immigrant story is the same as many Americans and I’ve always been proud of my Irish roots. #ImmigrantHeritageMonth

@VerizonPolicy – 2.5k followers

Verizon is proud to join the “I Am An Immigrant” Campaign https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/verizon-joins-i-am-immigrant-campaign-lowell-mcadam …  #IAmAnImmigrant #IStandWithImmigrants #IHM17

@VerizonNews – 357k followers

Today, we’re proud to join business leaders, artists, elected officials, and entrepreneurs and partner with “I Am An Immigrant” to honor Immigrant Heritage Month…

Debra Messing @DebraMessing – 395k followers

For those asking- you can get your #IStandWithImmigrants shirt here👉🏻http://bit.ly/2rJ6shY . Thank you for showing your support🙏🏻❤

Mayor Marty Walsh – 216K followers

Every #ImmigrantHeritageMonth, I’m reminded of how proud I am to be the son of immigrants. cc: @BOSImmigrants

America Ferrera @AmericaFerrera – 157k followers

I am the daughter of immigrants. I stand with immigrants. #ImmigrantHeritageMonth

U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) @RepRobinKelly – 2.9K followers

Happy #ImmigrantHeritageMonth. We’re ALL Americans, coming from different places to make a remarkable nation.

Russell Simmons @UncleRush – 4.79m followers

RT Aline Barros  @AlineBarros2  15 years ago my mom had dreams her children would have a great education. How glad I am that she never gave up. #ImmigrantHeritageMonth

Piper Perabo @PiperPerabo – 103k followers

I loved hanging at The #IAmAnImmigrant pop-up today!

So much positivity + ❤

Go +  celebrate #ImmigrantHeritageMonth

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Tom Perez (@TomPerez) – 192K followers

As the son of immigrants, I’m proud to say #IStandWithImmigrants this June. Immigrants have always made this country great, & always will.

 

ABOUT “I AM AN IMMIGRANT”

“I Am An Immigrant,” formerly Welcome.us, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that coordinates Immigrant Heritage Month every June. Started in 2014, Immigrant Heritage Month honors the countless contributions made by immigrants to our communities, our economy, our culture, and our collective American identity. “I Am An Immigrant” is an ongoing public awareness campaign to encourage Americans to share stories of their families’ immigrant heritage, and what it means to be an immigrant in America. Learn more about “I Am An Immigrant” and Immigrant Heritage Month by visiting IAmAnImmigrant.com.

 

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