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June 12, 2017
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TOMORROW: New “I Stand With Immigrants” Campaign Comes to Austin for Celebration in Honor of Immigrant Heritage Month
AUSTIN, TX – On Tuesday, June 13, “I Am An Immigrant,” in partnership with FWD.us and the YWCA of Austin, will host a celebration in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month at Microsoft Corporation at 10900 Stonelake Boulevard. Immigrant Heritage Month, now in its fourth year, is a month-long celebration highlighting the incredible contributions that immigrants have made and continue to make to our nation. At the event, advocates and allies will discuss challenges facing the immigrant community, as well as actions to take to better support them. This event is free and open to the public.
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. Additional details are below and available at IAmAnImmigrant.com.
WHAT: I Am An Immigrant: Austin Celebration
WHO: FWD.us, YWCA of Austin, GirlForward,
WHERE: Microsoft Corporation
(10900 Stonelake Boulevard, Building B, Austin, TX,
WHEN: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CST
Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM) is celebrating its fourth year in 2017 with a series of interactive and community service events around the country. IHM 2017 has already garnered support from artists like America Ferrera, George Takei, Uzo Aduba, Jason Sudeikis, and Ilana Glazer, elected officials from both sides of the aisle, and company partners like Verizon, Facebook, and Snapchat. IHM 2017 also features new merchandise, digital tools, and a series of pop-up experiences 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 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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