FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2017
San Francisco to Celebrate Fourth Annual Immigrant Heritage Month June 29-30
New “I Stand with Immigrants” campaign makes its way to San Francisco for a series of pop up events with elected officials, tech leaders
WASHINGTON, DC — Throughout June, Welcome.us has hosted a series of “I Am An Immigrant” pop-up experiences across the country to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month, a month-long celebration highlighting the incredible contributions that immigrants have made and continue to make to our nation. Celebrities, elected officials, local organizations, and community residents have participated across cities and on social media sharing stories of the crucial ways diverse communities enrich our society and joining a growing coalition across the country that stands with immigrants.
“I Am An Immigrant” has engaged with thousands of people across New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Austin, among other cities. Celebrations will continue this weekend in San Francisco and will be kicked off with a press conference by Mayor Ed Lee on Thursday, June 29. Pop-up programming will include a film screening in partnership with Refinery29, a “Know Your Rights” training, immigrants’ rights education sessions, a children’s art workshop, and a panel with tech leaders.
Since Immigrant Heritage Month kicked off on June 1, the IHM hashtags (#IAmAnImmigrant, #IStandWithImmigrants, #IHM2017 and #ImmigrantHeritageMonth) have resulted in 260 million impressions on social media.
To learn more about other Immigrant Heritage Month events taking place in your community, visit www.IAmAnImmigrant.com.
Join America Ferrera, George Takei, and More to say #IStandWithImmigrants
I Am An Immigrant: Los Angeles Pop-up Experience
I Am An Immigrant: NYC Pop-up (15 sec)
I Am An Immigrant NYC Pop-up (6 sec)
See Photos from the Pop-up Events:
See Photos from the Los Angeles Pop-Up Events
See Photos from the New York City Pop-Up Events
In The News:
USA Today – Diane von Furstenberg: U.S. fashion industry needs immigrants like me
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce – It’s Immigrant Heritage Month. Where Does the Chamber Stand on Immigration?
Los Angeles Mayor’s Office – Statement: Mayor Garcetti on Immigration Heritage Month
Refinery29 – Ilana Glazer Believes Everyone Should Be An Ally to the Immigrant Community
University of Texas – Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month: Belinda Busogi
Montgomery Community Media – Takoma Park Recognizes Immigrant Heritage Month
Pensacola News Journal – Guest view: Floridians celebrate immigrant heritage
Summit Daily – Our Immigrant Community
Now This – ‘What would it take for you to give up your home?’ — Carlos Andrés Gómez celebrates immigrants and refugees through spoken word
On Social Media:
Council of Fashion Designers of America – 445K Followers (Twitter)
Diane von Furstenberg: US fashion industry needs immigrants like me. https://usat.ly/2tI40bO via @usatoday #ImmigrationHeritageMonth @FWD_us
Representative Jeff Denham – 16.6K Followers (Twitter)
#ImmigrantHeritageMonth: Serving alongside immigrants in the Air Force inspired my #ENLISTAct. WATCH
Mayor Eric Garcetti – 173K Followers (Twitter)
Our Chief of Staff Ana Guerrero joined Councilmembers Cedillo & Ryu to honor and celebrate #ImmigrantHeritageMonth today at City Hall.
California Endowment – 30.2K Followers (Twitter)
We are more alike than we are different. Here in California, we celebrate our diversity!
#StayLoud for #ImmigrantHeritageMonth
Representative Dave Reichert – 18K Followers (Twitter)
Our nation’s immigrants have made tremendous contributions to our great country. #ImmigrantHeritageMonth
Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard -16K Followers (Twitter)
As we mark #ImmigrantHeritageMonth, I recommit to the fight to pass fair and just comprehensive immigration reform. #IStandWithImmigrants
Tom DiNapoli – 12.8K Followers (Twitter)
Happy to deliver unclaimed funds to these organizations during #ImmigrantHeritageMonth. http://nyscomp.org/2tyQ98b
Representative Alma Adams – 7.5K Followers (Twitter)
Join me in celebrating our diversity this #ImmigrantHeritageMonth by sharing your story with the tag #IAmAnImmigrant.
Assemblyman Michael Blake – 19.3K Followers (Twitter)
Reso. 668: June 2017 is IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH in NY cc @leedsgarcia @paolamendoza @MichaelSkolnik
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials – 24.1K Followers (Twitter)
Past NALEO President and Texas State @SenatorSylvia with our @chogueTX stand with immigrants in Texas. #NALEOConf17 #NoSB4 – at Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Mayor Sam Liccardo – 13.9K Followers (Twitter)
Immigrants make valuable contributions every day this is why we join w/other cities in saying #iStandWithImmigrants
City of Troy – 2.5K Followers (Twitter)
We’re pleased to announce June has officially been proclaimed Immigrant Heritage Month! #IHM2017 #TroyMI
International Organization for Migration – 63.9K Followers (Twitter)
Like most #migrants who reach the US, Ahmed and Shorouq hoped for a better future. Here’s their story #IHM2017
Planned Parenthood – 423K Followers (Twitter)
“Everyone is welcome at Planned Parenthood, regardless of immigration status…” http://ppact.io/2tlaH44 #IHM2017
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!