2019 Define American Summit

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Define American Summit

The Define American Summit will bring together our chapter leaders, local community members, and culture change and industry leaders.

Build Community
We will be learning about best practices to build power in our communities through storytelling. We will explore the complex intersectionality of being American, reconciling our individual cultures to redefine the narrative about New Americans.

We will empower young leaders to create welcoming and vibrant communities through art and culture. Chapters students will ratify Chapter Principles and elect national leaders to represent our collective movement.

We will recognize accomplishments which have made our communities places filled with love, unity, and liberation.

Vote for your summit host!

Choose between two great locations

University of Louisville

Louisville is a city that not only accepts its immigrant community – it breathes through it. The city’s history is one of growing immigrant communities. Places like La Casita Center, The American Center and Kentucky Refugee Ministries are all institutions that have supported immigrants, and can provide perspective and authenticity to a Summit. There are stories to be told here that you cannot hear in other parts of the country, as a new generation of immigrants and refugees have made a home in the South. There is a fun time to be had in Louisville – which is home to many immigrant-owned restaurants and businesses. Louisville is a hub of culture and brilliance. Louisville is not just a city for a potential good time; it is a city that will grow your character even for a short visit. We’re eager to give everyone a big hug and welcome y’all with some genuine Southern hospitality.


Milwaukee School of Engineering

The Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is one of Define American’s newest Chapters. We are currently planning art exhibitions and community tours to focus on the work of immigrants within the community, our small club would love to expand even faster by hosting the Define American Summit in 2019. MSOE bolsters a very progressive atmosphere and our presence on campus has been well received by students and staff. Milwaukee is one of the most immigrant-heavy cities in the country and a central hub for innovation and progress. In the heart of downtown Milwaukee, MSOE marks a great starting point for so many activities and potential events for this year’s Summit.