Define American

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Stand with undocumented students.

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Define American?

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How has DACA changed your life?

Do you consider yourself "American?"

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Fight the fear. Reject the mainstream media's victimizing and scapegoating by sharing authentic images of joy.

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The Entertainment Media Department spearheads consultations with entertainment industry executives, showrunners, and writers to help them develop more realistic immigrant characters and navigate complex immigration-related storylines.

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#FactsMatter

It's more important than ever to get the facts right.

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Conversation.

It’s time for a new conversation about immigrants and identity in America. Why do people come to this country? What does it mean to be undocumented? What does it mean to be a good citizen?

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Our Mission:

Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.

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Tell media outlets their words matter, and terms like
”illegal immigrant" and "illegal alien" are unacceptable.

Our Films

Learn about Define American film projects “Documented” and “White People.”

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“If a location has only one egregious case — then include an extra egregious case from another city.” –

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