Define American

The Define American
Film Festival

Join us in Charlotte, NC for an entertaining
and informative look at the immigrant experience
across a range of cultures.

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Culture

Start a College Chapter at your school!


Define American College Chapters are a way for you to create real change in your school community. Whether it's raising up the concerns of undocumented students, or encouraging diversity on campus, your chapter can instigate change.

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Media

#FactsMatter


Immigration is perhaps the least fact-checked and – consequently – least understood issue reported on today. Help fight the myths and spread real immigration research.

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Action

Ask Melania to share her immigration story


In light of the breaking news that Melania Trump violated the law by working without a visa, Define American reaffirms that we stand by all patriotic American immigrants, regardless of documentation or status. We encourage Melania to join others by sharing her full immigration story and have relaunched our petition to ask her to “come out.”

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Join the
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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wordsmatter

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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RT Why a farm girl from #Nebraska works to help DREAMers go to college via #immigration

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