#FactsMatter Archives - Define American

Fellowship Reflections: Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe

"Upon returning to Los Angeles, after organizing in The Bronx, attending Black Lives Matter protests, and engaging in civil disobedience, I felt the need to write. But whenever I sat on the computer, I could not find the appropriate words to express the frustration and betrayal I felt from a country that had already robbed me of so much joy."

Fellowship Reflections: Goolam Saber

"I don’t work well with my whole life in Zoom. Instead I thought of murals, paste ups, and projects that would keep us socially distant and finding new and alternative ways to connect, create, and making these changes is quite exciting."

Fellowship Reflections: Maryam Faridani

"It is hard to have hope about a better future in the current situation. To feel that the road I have chosen will take me to a better place."

Fellowship Reflections: Grecia Huesca Dominguez

"The most important aspect of my work was my community project — a workshop for undocumented high school students on how to tell their own stories and not to fall into the immigrant trauma trap."

Mesa Verde Video: Detention into Death Sentence

Immigrants in Detention Fight for Basic Health and Safety During Pandemic

Grecia Huesca Dominguez

Author, poet, and founder of Latinx Writers Co.

Maryam Faridani

New media artist

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 …

Goolam Saber

Multi-disciplinary visual artist

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 …

Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe

Community organizer, writer, and spoken word performer

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