Welcome to our Engagement Menu, where we share direct ways you can make a difference in the lives of immigrants – by donating, participating in advocacy initiatives and virtual events, and (virtual) volunteering. Find out what’s going on — petitions, marches, protests, gatherings, but also social and cultural events, performances, and letter writing campaigns.
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1. Support: Love for Immigrants’ Unweaved Stories 2021
Hosted by Love 4 Immigrants
Love 4 Immigrants is a social space for immigrants’ support. It aims to connect immigrants to their communities, as respected, loved, and heard individuals by sharing their narrative through art and storytelling. If immigrants are displayed with dignity and their value added is recognized, then they will be better integrated into society, maximizing their success and contribution, because better awareness helps change attitudes and behaviors.
2. Donate: Brighter Futures Campaign
Hosted by Ayuda
This year we have seen a large increase in children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. While most attention is centered on the rising arrivals of unaccompanied children and their conditions of care in federal custody, far less focus being given to what happens once they are released.
Support the Brighter Futures Campaign, and help the youngest in our communities receive the legal representation, comprehensive case management, and language services they need.
3. Support: Still Connected: Elevate Your Voice
Hosted by Supporting Transgender Immigrant & Refugee Youth (STIRY) | Jul. 26 at 6pm
Elevate Your Voice is an annual event to support and be in community with STIRY (Supporting Trans and Immigrant Refugee Youth) and community members. This year’s event is hosting a panel discussion and featuring artists as we come together. This annual public event has been a way for community members to gather, connect, support, network and share their stories with the larger community.
4. Learn: A Talk with Linda Margarita Greenberg: People of Papers and Maps
Hosted by Edendale Branch Library | Jul. 27 at 8:30pm
Humanities in the City and Edendale Branch Library present a lecture and conversation with Linda Margarita Greenberg, titled People of Papers and Maps: Stories and Poems about Living Undocumented in Los Angeles. This project is supported by California Humanities and a Humanities for All Project Grant.
5. Listen: Journey to America: Untold Stories of Asian Immigrants
Hosted by Chinese Culture Connection | Jul. 28 at 7pm
There are many untold stories among Asian Americans. Everyone comes to this country for various reasons! Join together on this special night and hear why they are here, how they navigate to where they are today, and learn what challenges they have overcome and what wisdom they have gained.
6. Plate it Forward
Donate a Bowl | Anytime!
Donate one or more bowls to the community in need! We prepare the bowl and distribute it to those in need through our NGO partners.
Help our immigrant staff, our NGO partners, and the community!