For the past 40 years, Arlington, Virginia, has been a gateway community for thousands of immigrants and refugees. People from some 120 countries have settled here, creating a multicultural legacy that has changed what it means to be an Arlingtonian.

We hope you’ll join us for a multifaceted program combining performing and visual arts, history, and public dialogue that will highlight diverse immigration narratives. This event will place a special focus on the immigrant experience and milestones of the past 40 years. It will spark a conversation that explores what immigration has meant for Arlington, and both the opportunities and challenges it presents for our sense of identity as individuals and as a community today.

Friday, September 23, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 pm EST
Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington, VA 22206

We Are All Arlington! will begin at 6:00pm with an exhibit of the policy, education, and cultural milestones that have shaped the lives of immigrants in Arlington, followed by performances and a conversation with community leaders, policy experts, historians and local immigrant voices at 7:00pm.

This event is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

It is sponsored by Dream Project, Inc. and Arlington Public Schools in partnership with: Arlington Libraries, Arlington Historical Society, StudioPAUSE, REEP, ECDC, and Comité ProBolivia, John Marshall Bank, and The Urban Alternatives Foundation. This program is organized by the We Are All Arlington! Committee led by Dr. Emma Violand-Sanchez and community volunteers.