MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (May 28, 2015) –Today, Green Card Voices—a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization—announced its support for the second-annual Immigrant Heritage Month, an initiative to partner community organizations, elected officials, corporations, artists, and thought leaders to gather and share inspirational stories of American immigrants.
“Green Card Voices’ strategic vision is to establish itself as one of the nation’s leading authorities on community collaboration and the immigrant experience”, stated Dr. Tea Rozman Clark, executive director of Green Card Voices and 2015 Bush Leadership Fellow. “We have long advocated for the creation of Immigrant Heritage Month and believe that an annual, nation-wide celebration of immigrants in the US is well overdue. What is essential about this celebration is that it is inclusive to all of this nation’s immigrants, regardless of country of origin.”
To celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month, Green Card Voices will display over 60 immigrant stories in an exhibit titled “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories” during the month of June in the Arlington Hills Community Center and Dayton’s Bluff Library in St. Paul, MN. On June 9-12, Green Card Voices will be adding to their digital library by recording new immigrant stories at their location in Minneapolis, MN (Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S).
Supporters are encouraged to connect with Immigrant Heritage Month through social media or events in their city and through sharing their own unique immigration story.
About Green Card Voices
Based in Minneapolis, Green Card Voices utilizes digital storytelling to share personal narratives of America’s immigrants. GCV’s programming seeks to foster tolerance and increase the appreciation of the immigrant experience. Through their dynamic, video-based platform they empower educational institutions, community groups and individuals alike to acquire first-person perspective about immigrants’ lives. To date they’ve recorded over 120 stories of immigrants coming from 70 different countries.
About Immigrant Heritage Month
Immigrant Heritage Month honors the ways in which America and the immigrants who have built our country are linked in a shared, productive history. Welcome.us, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to celebrating a United States that is fueled by immigrants from around the world.
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