CVIIC Celebrates 2017 Immigrant Heritage Month

CVIIC Celebrates 2017 Immigrant Heritage Month: Join the Movement!

CVIIC Celebrates 2017 Immigrant Heritage Month: The month of June has been celebrated as Immigrant Heritage Month and the Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative is pleased to partner with hundreds of other organizations in the nation who celebrate America’s immigrant heritage and contributions.

As part of our involvement, CVIIC and partner organizations in the Central Valley of California will be highlighting Immigrant Heritage Month in activities carried out in June 2017.


Are you interested in finding out how to be part of this movement?

Share the above video, use the logos below, and read on to the information shared by the national leadership of Immigrant Heritage Month!

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Suggested social copy to share the new video on Facebook

  • June is here and it’s time to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month! We are proud to be one of the 250 partners across America declaring #IStandWithImmigrants. Join us and share this video:

  • We are joining people across America to declare #IStandWithImmigrants. Share this video to the celebrate the long standing traditions of immigrants past and present. We are proud to stand with immigrants as an Immigrant Heritage Month partner.

  • People across America like George Takei, Uzo Aduba, America Ferrera, Ilana Glazer, Jason Sudeikis and many others are declaring, #IStandWithImmigrants and we are too. June 1st is the start of Immigrant Heritage Month, and we are a proud partner celebrating our nation’s diversity.

  • June 1st is the beginning of one of the best months of the year – Immigrant Heritage Month – and we are a proud partner. Join George Takei, Uzo Aduba, America Ferrera, Ilana Glazer, Jason Sudeikis and many others across the country by declaring #IStandWithImmigrants.

Suggested social copy for service event promotion on Facebook

  • We are proud to join over 250 partners across America this Immigrant Heritage Month and declare #IStandWithImmigrants. You can also give back and stand with immigrants by joining a service event in your community.

  • Everyone has a story to tell about their heritage and this Immigrant Heritage Month we are proud to declare: #IStandWithImmigrants. You can stand with immigrants in your community and give back at a service event in your state. Click here for more information.


Suggested tweets: I Stand With Immigrants Video

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  • NEW: We are a proud #ImmigrantHeritageMonth partner. You can join the #IStandWithImmigrants movement & give back:

  • We are proud to declare #IStandWithImmigrants. Join the movement to give back in your community and learn more here:

  • We are teaming up with @IAmAnImmigrant this #ImmigrantHeritageMonth to give back. You can too! Learn more:

If you choose to share a message about Immigrant Heritage Month to your networks via your email list, please direct folks to where they can watch and share the launch video, sign up for events, create an avatar for their social media profiles, and share their story. Thanks!

Snapchat I Am An Immigrant story instructions:

  • Submissions for the I Am An Immigrant Snapchat story will be accepted between 4am ET and 4pm ET on June 1, 2017

  • How to Submit to an Our Story Play-by-Play

    • Take a video Snap!

    • Tap the flashing arrow in the bottom right corner of the screen.

    • This will take you to a new screen.

    • The top option will say “Stories” and under it you’ll see “I am an Immigrant”

    • Tap the circle to the right of “I am an Immigrant”

    • Tap the flashing arrow in the blue bar at the bottom right of the screen.

    • Done!

  • Best Practices
    • Wear your I Am An Immigrant Shirt if you have one — make sure it is visible in your snap, and start your snap with “I stand with immigrants because…” or “I am an immigrant, and I am proud because…”. If you do not have a shirt, please use the caption function in Snapchat to add either #IAmAnImmigrant or #IStandWithImmigrants to your snap.
    • If you’re doing a selfie, the shirt will appear backwards. Have someone else take the photo or video for you.
    • Vertical Video — Snapchat will only add vertical video to stories.
    • Filters, Captions, Doodles & Context — Let us know what’s going on in the snap through the use of filters, captions and emojis. Help the audience understand where they are and what they are seeing. The more we know, the better the snap!

    • Move Around & Be Dynamic — Use multiple perspectives like pans, selfies, 1st person perspective, etc.

    • Sound ON —  Make sure your sound plays back. Once you take a video snap, it will automatically play on repeat for you to review.

    • Remember, the more snaps the better and have fun!