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Change the World

Learn about our groundbreaking research on immigrant representation on TV and moving audiences to action.

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2021
Creative
Fellowship

Get to know the six new
2021 Define American
Creative Fellows.

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Immigrant Justice
Is Racial Justice

Check out our tools to fight anti-Blackness in your immigrant community.

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Black + Gold Forum

Watch groundbreaking creators Jon Chu, Franklin Leonard, Prabal Gurung & Nikole Hannah-Jones as they explore how Black and Asian communities can foster solidarity and combat anti-blackness and anti-Asian racism beyond the pandemic.

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Entertainment
Partnerships
& Advocacy

Our Entertainment team consults with Hollywood creatives to help them develop more accurate and humanized immigrant characters. We also partner on advocacy campaigns and events and produce ground-breaking research.

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