Sept. 9, 2016 — The community is invited to attend “We Are All Arlington!’’ In Celebration of Arlington’s Immigrant Legacy for the Past 40 Years on Fri, Sept. 23 from 6-9 p.m. at Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie St.).
The program will highlight the milestones, as well as trailblazers and community builders who impacted various waves of immigrants and refugees in Arlington over the past four decades.
Over the past 40 years, Arlington County has been a gateway community for thousands of immigrants—not only to the Commonwealth of Virginia, but to the United States and the opportunity it represents. Immigrants from over 120 countries have settled in Arlington, creating a multicultural legacy.
We Are All Arlington! is a multifaceted program—combining performing and visual arts, history, and public dialogue—that will explore the past, present, and future of immigration in Arlington. We Are All Arlington! seeks to understand and appreciate the diverse narratives that connect our past to the present and to our common future.
This event is sponsored by The Dream Project-VA, with generous support from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional partners include Arlington Public Schools, Arlington Libraries, Arlington Historical Society, StudioPAUSE, REEP, ECDC, Comité ProBolivia.
For more information, visit WeAreAllArlington.org