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Our Mission

Define American is a nonprofit 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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Entertainment Media

At Define American, we believe that powerful storytelling is the catalyst that can reshape our country’s immigration narrative and generate significant cultural change.
We partner with some of the biggest influencers in Hollywood, and leverage the power of media and entertainment to create a new rhetoric and cultural relevancy around this crucial topic.

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News Media

See our latest press releases and media hits. Members of the media can contact our communications team, and download fact sheets.

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Chapters and Campaigns

Learn about ways to get directly involved in our work. From digital awareness campaigns to on the ground events, we’re using the power of our stories to fight anti-immigrant hate.

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Our Team

Define American was founded in April 2011 by Jose Antonio Vargas with Jake Brewer, Jehmu Greene, and Alicia Menendez.

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