We’ve Hit The Halfway Mark for #IHM2016!

Big news: We’ve officially hit the halfway mark of #IHM2016! Since its start in 2014, Immigrant Heritage Month has gained recognition and momentum across the country. 48 out of 50 states from New Hampshire to Nebraska, from Alabama to Arizona, recognized June as Immigrant Heritage Month this year. We have 222 new and returning partners this year, whose engagement and support has been invaluable. With the help of some famous, passionate friends like Lupita Nyong’o, Alan Cumming, and Guillermo Diaz, the...

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30 Days Later…Thank You!

  Today is the last day of the second annual Immigrant Heritage Month! Yes, we are sad to see these 30 days of confetti and cultural diversity come to an end. But mostly, we are overcome with gratitude – for every person who courageously shared their family’s stories and personal histories; every organization who tapped into their powerful communities to help spread the word; every elected official who recognized the importance of diversity in their districts and states. The past month has been thrilling...

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Silicon Valley Celebrates #IHM2015 with Film Screening

On Thursday, the Silicon Valley chapter of FWD.us celebrated Immigrant Heritage Month with a screening of For Here Or To Go? at Microsoft's Mountain View campus. For Here Or To Go? is a comedy that chronicles the challenges Indian immigrants face in Silicon Valley as they navigate the U.S. visa system and fight for their dreams of working in the world's tech epicenter. FWD.us National Organizing Director Lisa Conn kicked of the event with the film's writer Rishi Bhilawadikar. "This film is partially based on...

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