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.
See Photos from the Pop-up Events:
In The News:
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
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
On Social Media:
Our Chief of Staff Ana Guerrero joined Councilmembers Cedillo & Ryu to honor and celebrate #ImmigrantHeritageMonth today at City Hall.
Our nation’s immigrants have made tremendous contributions to our great country. #ImmigrantHeritageMonth
Immigrants make valuable contributions every day this is why we join w/other cities in saying #iStandWithImmigrants
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!