I Am An Immigrant: A Celebration of Our Stories


On June 18, 2016, immigrant families, artists and actors shared the stage at Los Angeles' historic Holman United Methodist Church, telling the history of our nation’s rich immigrant heritage through personal stories and musical performances.

It happened as our nation awaited the US Supreme Court's landmark decision in United States v. Texas, which would impact the well-being of hundreds of thousands of Angelenos. 

The event honored the native people of this land while lifting the powerful voice of the often-dismissed dreams of new Americans, who come to this country to build a brighter future.

At its core, this community event was a celebration of America’s immigrants – of their culture, values and resilience. Together, we reaffirmed that our prosperity lies in diversity, our strength comes from our faith in our dreams, and our future depends on the health of our communities.

Performances and appearances from Cristela Alonzo, Guillermo Diaz, Harry Shum Jr., Sophie Cruz, Jose Antonio Vargas, Melonie Diaz, Jenny Yang, Taz Ahmed, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, Christen Lien, Bojana Novakovic, Amir Arison, Jubilant Voices of Holman UMC and the cast of East Los High!

Hosted by The California Endowment, Holman Church and Welcome.us.

Watch a livestream of the performances

Read more about the event on Fusion: