A load of stars have once again come together to help launch Immigrant Heritage Month, the annual celebration of America’s international roots that takes place in June.
“Saturday Night Live” alum Jason Sudeikis, “Superstore” star America Ferrera, “Broad City’s” Ilana Glazer, Emmy-winning “Orange Is the New Black” actress Uzo Aduba, and “Star Trek” icon George Takei are among the many celebrities appearing in a new video for Immigrant Heritage Month.
This year, it has extended its “I am an immigrant” campaign with “I stand with immigrants” — both of which are emblazoned on the shirts worn by the celebrities in the video. The new campaign aims to encourage Americans to take action in support of immigrant rights and to form coalitions with others.
In the video directed by Colombian actress and director Paola Mendoza, the stars recite a poem written by Lemon Anderson.
Created by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s nonprofit organisation Welcome.us four years ago, Immigration Heritage Month was officially recognised by President Barack Obama in 2015.
With less support from President Donald Trump this year, more than just celebrities are pushing forward the Immigrant Heritage Month message. Private companies are also helping and supporting live events, including Zuckerberg’s Facebook, Verizon, Snapchat, MTV, HBO, and Airbnb, among many others.
To learn more about the campaign and its events, visit IAmAnImmigrant.com for the entire month of June.
Watch the star-studded Immigrant Heritage Month launch video below:
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