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Monday, June 12, 2017
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Minka Kelly, Paul Wesley Among Celebs to Celebrate New “I Stand With Immigrants” Campaign in Los Angeles on June 16-17
LOS ANGELES, CA – “I Am An Immigrant” is hosting a pop-up experience in Los Angeles from Friday, June 16, through Saturday, June 17, to celebrate June as Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM). The celebration, which will take place at 2270 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90006, brings together artists and entertainers, elected officials and community leaders for a weekend of comedy, film screenings, celebrity interviews, spoken word readings and other interactive events. Several famous faces — including Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights, Charlie’s Angels), Matt McGorry (Orange Is The New Black), Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries), Aja Naomi King (How To Get Away With Murder), and Jack Falahee (How To Get Away With Murder) — will also participate in a photo shoot in support of immigrants across the country.
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 16-17 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 Los Angeles, and the first 500 guests will receive free merchandise. Specific details are below and available at IAmAnImmigrant.com.
WHAT: “I Am An Immigrant” Los Angeles Pop-up Experience
WHERE: 2270 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90006
WHEN: Friday, June 16 from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM PT
Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM PT
Press are welcome to attend all events, but specific press-focused programming is organized during the press walkthrough on Friday at 12:00 PM, and at the Taste of LA on Friday from 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM, as well as the evening programming on Saturday from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
**All events are in Pacific Time (PT)
Friday, June 16
12:00 PM – 9:00 PM // “I Stand With Immigrants” pop-up store hours
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM // Press Walkthrough and Interviews with Event Organizers
9:00 AM- 4:00 PM // Celebrity Photo Shoots (scheduled appointments)
4:00 PM- 7:00 PM // Community Photo Shoot
6:00 PM- 9:00 PM // Taste of Los Angeles Opening Night Reading & Community Party with ethnic cuisine and special guest DJ
Saturday, June 17
10:00 AM- 9:00 PM // “I Stand With Immigrants” pop-up store hours
10:00 AM- 6:00 PM // Community Photo Shoot
1:30 PM- 3:00 PM // Community Luncheon and Mural Building
3:30 PM- 4:30 PM // Day of Service Activity: Citizen Workshop
5:00 PM- 6:30 PM // Refinery29 Film Screenings [light food provided]
7:00 PM- 8:00 PM // Paul Wesley: In Conversation
8:00 PM- 9:00 PM // Immigrant Comedy Hour
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.
We all know someone with an immigration experience or have an immigrant heritage story of our own. Join us in sharing your story for a chance to be featured on our official channels!