DAFF Archives - Define American

Our Home is Here: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds DACA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the DACA program — which has helped almost a million young immigrants prosper over the last eight years — was illegally canceled by the Trump administration. DACA recipients came forward willingly, starting eight …

It’s been a long time coming...

Sam Cooke’s words—“It’s been a long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come”—keep flooding my head. It has been a long time coming, but change is here. We are standing squarely in it. In the last week alone, we have …

Define American’s 19 Ways to Stay Positive and Engaged During a Pandemic

When we share stories of the helpers and keep practicing citizenship, we define American

On Pi Day, the Art of American Pie

Define American Field Organizer Adrian Escarate interviews #MyAmericanPie founder Lauren Ko

Define American Honored as One of Fast Company's “World’s Most Innovative Companies” for Second Year Running

Transcending politics through narrative change recognized as an innovative nonprofit approach

What’s New With Define American, March 2020

Songwriter inspired by love for her community

Julie Yeeun Kim’s mission and music in the heart of Los Angeles

What’s New With Define American, February 2020

Define American Undocumented Artist Fellowship Project Grants Announced

Community projects in New Orleans and California funded through the summer

Creating community through stories

Meet Lilian Shtereva, NY-based artist fellow

Embracing the process in art and community

For artist Ana Armengod, art is both creation and destruction

Sneak Peek: Latest Define American Immigrant Portrayals Research on Stage at Sundance

Full television study to be released September

Organizing and art in the heart of New Orleans

Karla Rosas and Fernando Lopez: New Orleans-based visual artists documenting their community in all its complexity.

Chi-town is the heart of America and so are immigrants

Brian Herrera is a Chicago-based graphic activist who used the Define American Artist Fellowship to become a full-time artist.

What’s New With Define American, January 2020

We had a lot to celebrate in 2019! From exceeding our fundraising goals to prominent media coverage of our work, it was a year where we reached more hearts and minds than ever before. Now, as we look to the year ahead, check out all the incredible things we’ve already been up to in 2020 and everything we have coming up in the months ahead!