June 22: Fourth Annual Immigrant Heritage Month Brings New “I Am An Immigrant” Campaign to Atlanta

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES

June 19, 2017

Contacts:

Samuel Aguilar, FWD.us – press@fwd.us

David Schaefer, The Latin American Association – DSchaefer@thelaa.org

Leri Argueta, Lambda Theta Phi – Leriargueta@gmail.com

Stephanie Cho, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Scho@advancingjustice-atlanta.org

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June 22: Fourth Annual Immigrant Heritage Month Brings New “I Am An Immigrant” Campaign to Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA – On Thursday, June 22,  “I Am An Immigrant,” along with the Latin American Association, Lambda Theta Phi, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice, will host a community celebration and photo shoot in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month at the Latin American Association at 2750 Buford Hwy NE in Atlanta from 6:00 – 8:00 PM ET. The pop-up event will feature cultural foods and music to celebrate Atlanta’s vibrant immigrant community, and their many contributions to the state of Georgia. Community members are also invited to participate in a photo shoot and share positive stories of immigration in America. The event is free and open to the public.

Immigrant Heritage Month is a month-long celebration highlighting the incredible contributions that immigrants have made and continue to make to our nation. New to Immigrant Heritage Month this year is the “I Stand With Immigrants” campaign, an initiative that provides avenues for allies to stand in solidarity with their immigrant employees, colleagues, constituents, neighbors, and friends. “I Stand With Immigrants” asks Americans to take meaningful action in support of immigrants, to share stories of the crucial ways that diverse communities enrich our society, and to join a growing coalition across the country to proclaim proudly that they stand with immigrants. The community photo shoot on Thursday, June 22, will help to build on this important message. Specific details are below and available at IAmAnImmigrant.com.

WHAT: Immigrant Heritage Month: Faces of ATL Community Celebration

WHO: The Latin American Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Atlanta Alumni Chapter of Lambda Theta Phi, “I Am An Immigrant”


WHERE: The Latin American Association

2750 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA, 30324

WHEN: Thursday, June 22 6:00PM8:00PM ET

Immigrant Heritage Month is celebrating its fourth year in 2017 with a series of interactive and community service events around the country. Already we have seen more support than ever before, including from artists like America Ferrera, George Takei, Uzo Aduba, Jason Sudeikis and Ilana Glazer, elected officials from both sides of the aisle including MA Governor Charlie Baker and corporate partners like Verizon, Facebook and Snapchat. IHM 2017 also features new merchandise, digital tools like a meme generator and a series of pop-up shops and events held across the country, from New York City to Los Angeles to San Francisco. A full schedule of programming is available here on the newly redesigned website IAmAnImmigrant.com.

ABOUT “I AM AN IMMIGRANT”

“I Am An Immigrant” is part of Welcome.us, 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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