In an election year that’s seen a leading presidential candidate’s disparaging remarks against immigrants widely dismissed and a continued battle over immigration policy, it’s important we remember what America truly is.
A land of opportunity, a land built by immigrants.
Because of this, NewsOne is celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month in June to demonstrate America’s diversity and highlight just how connected we are due to the shared experience of immigration; from descendants of slavery to new immigrants coming to this nation seeking a better life.
“We all have our piece in the American story.”
From I Am An Immigrant:
This Immigrant Heritage Month, the #IAmAnImmigrant campaign encourages all of us to explore our individual heritage & recognize our distinct and shared experiences.
#IAmAnImmigrant honors each of our families’ sacrifices, struggles and successes – America’s strength is reflected in our diversity built over generations.
Stand with immigrants, and join us on the road and online at #IAmAnImmigrant to celebrate the monumental contributions that immigrants have made — and continue to make every day.
Starting today and running throughout the entire month of June, NewsOne will be posting a celebrity campaign shot by Beasts of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga. Immigrant Heritage Month is a nationwide effort to gather and share inspirational stories of immigrants and immigration in America that kicked off June 1, 2016 and lasts throughout the month. Welcome.us, a nonprofit celebrating diversity, launched the IAAI campaign in honor of the month.
Last year, President Barack Obama officially declared June Immigrant Heritage Month. Dozens of actors and artists, including Pitbull, Zendaya, Estelle, Lupita Nyong’o, and many others have starred in videos honoring their own immigrant history.
To learn more about the campaign, please visit www.iamanimmigrant.com.
SOURCE: iamanimmigrant | PHOTO CREDIT: Cary Fukunaga