SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Mayor Jackie Biskupski joined community members to commemorate Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM) yesterday at an outdoor celebration and art installation at McCarthey Plaza, adjacent to the Eccles Theater, in downtown Salt Lake City. Hundreds of Salt Lake City locals participated in the festivities to recognize the contributions of immigrants and their descendants to the United States over generations.
“Only a few generations ago, refugees fleeing religious persecution established Salt Lake City as a place of hope and opportunity,” said Mayor Jackie Biskupski. “All of us in Salt Lake City are bound by the history of the place we now call home, this includes ensuring Salt Lake City always remains a welcoming place for refugees and immigrants. The I♥️ SLC project is another example of this commitment.”