DC Interns Put Faces to Immigration Campaign

July 25, 2013

Last week, MPAC’s Washington, DC, interns showed support for immigration reform by participating in Inside Out Project’s “In Solidarity with 11 Million -- Inside Out Immigration: A Portrait of American Diversity” national photo project. The campaign aims to highlight immigrants, their supporters and immigration reform by capturing images of the diverse faces of our country and giving this issue a human face.

The photographs of each intern were taken outside of the Department of Education and printed on large 2 feet by 3 feet sheets of paper, which were then pasted on the ground.

Pedestrians and passers-by who saw the large photos were given information on the campaign and how to contribute to immigrant rights.

 “As immigrants we often grow up with our beauty being interpreted as ‘exotic’ or ‘beautiful for a South Asian or Middle Eastern or Hispanic or African American,’ not beautiful for the sake of beauty,” said Saraphin Dhanani, MPAC’s 2013 Summer Government Intern from Sugarland, TX.” Going out and supporting the ‘Inside Out 11M’ was brilliant in that we all were pictured, DREAMers and supporters, in a transparent black and white as united Americans.”

The interns attended the event as MPAC prepares to launch its national immigration campaign, in mid-August. Sign up for our email list to stay abreast on the upcoming campaign. 

On Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at 7 p.m., MPAC will host a spoken word event at Busboys & Poets (2021 14th St, NW Washington, D.C. 20009) to highlight the stories and “Documented Words of Undocumented People” and the DREAMers.

We invite both immigrants and nonimmigrants, Muslims and non-Muslims, to share their experiences and show support for extending the American dream to all people.



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