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San Francisco Appreciates ‘The Art of Immigration’ for IHM 2015

  It can be incredibly hard to share personal stories, no matter the medium. This month, the FWD.us San Francisco chapter paired with Immigrant Heritage Month to host The Art of Immigration, an event designed to celebrate brave Bay Area artists who use their works to express their own stories of heritage and identity, as well as encourage the viewer to consider their own. More than 200 people took in the exhibits of dance, paintings, film, and installations that filled the Wix...

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New York City Tastes ‘The Flavors of Home’ for Immigrant Heritage Month

  Diversity and delicious food often go hand-in-hand, but no other city in the world realizes the combination of the two as creatively as New York City. So, it makes perfect sense that FWD.us’s New York chapter partnered with Immigrant Heritage Month to celebrate both culture and cuisine this month. The result was Flavors of Home, a one-of-a-kind event that featured some of the city’s best chefs and explored the origins of family and a love of cooking, along with the...

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Austin Explores Film & the Immigrant Experience This June

  Earlier this month, FWD.us’s Austin chapter held a spectacular film screening in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month. Attendees from Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio streamed into the Alamo Drafthouse theater to see an exclusive showing of the documentary La Americana. After the screening, the crowd participated in a panel discussion about film and media’s influence on our understanding of the immigrant community. The documentary follows the story of Carmen, an undocumented mother from Bolivia, desperately trying to reunite with her daughter...

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