Define American

How Do You
Define American?

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Here's What We Believe:

 
Challenge Media

Meet the #ImmiGrads of 2017


#ImmiGrad is a social media campaign by Define American and Undocumedia, which elevates the voices of immigrants and their families during graduation season.

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Create Media

Starting a Conversation about Sanctuary


What does it mean to give sanctuary? We explore the experience and consequences with religious leaders.

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Curate Media

Entertainment Media


The Entertainment Media Department spearheads consultations with entertainment industry executives, showrunners, and writers to help them develop more realistic immigrant characters and navigate complex immigration-related storylines.

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Conversation.

It’s time for a new conversation about immigrants and identity in America. Why do people come to this country? What does it mean to be undocumented? What does it mean to be a good citizen?

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Our Mission:

Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.

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Tell media outlets their words matter, and terms like
”illegal immigrant" and "illegal alien" are unacceptable.

Our Films

Learn about Define American film projects “Documented” and “White People.”

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Rep. Hurd (R-Texas) submitted an amendment that would prevent the use of funds to build any physical barriers.

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