Mayor Ed Lee, Community Leaders Honor Immigrant Heritage Month Celebration in San Francisco June 29-30

Mayor Ed Lee, Community Leaders Honor Immigrant Heritage Month Celebration in San Francisco June 29-30

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – On Thursday, June 29 and Friday, June 30, “I Am An Immigrant” will bring a pop-up experience to San Francisco in celebration of June as Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM). The celebration, which takes place at The Laundry Gallery and Cafe at 3359 26th Street in San Francisco, will bring together community members, tech leaders, and elected officials, including San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, to share in unique experiences in art, music, advocacy, and more. Mayor Lee will launch the pop-up with a press conference at 10 AM PT on Thursday, June 29.

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 pop-up event on June 29-30 will help to build on this important message. “I Am An Immigrant” and “I Stand With Immigrants” merchandise will also be available for purchase throughout the weekend in San Francisco, and the first 500 guests will receive free merchandise. Specific details are below and available at IAmAnImmigrant.com.

WHAT: “I Am An Immigrant” San Francisco Pop-up Experience
WHERE: The Laundry Gallery and Cafe (3359 26th St, San Francisco, CA, 94110)

WHEN: Kick-Off Press Conference with Mayor Ed Lee

Thursday, June 29 at 10:00 AM PT

San Francisco Pop-Up Hours

Thursday, June 29 from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM PT

Friday, June 30 from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM PT

NOTE: Press interested in attending the press conference with Mayor Ed Lee should RSVP to press@welcome.us no later than 5:00 PM PT on Wednesday, June 28.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS [additional events may be added]:

**All events are in Pacific Time (PT)

Thursday, June 29

10:00 AM // Press Conference

12:00 PM – 9:00 PM // IHM Pop-Up Store

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM // Speaker Panel

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM // Opening Night: Reading Of America’s Immigrant Story

Friday, June 30

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM // Children’s Immigrant Heritage Month Art Project

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM // Faith in Action Bay Area Solidarity/Ally Training

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM // Taste of SF, R29 Immigrant Film Screening + Live DJ

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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