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For Immediate Release

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Catherine Lee

Immigrant Cook-Off Web Show Wins Silver in Education, Art & Culture at 2024 Anthem Awards

Contact: press@unitedwedream.org

Washington, D.C. –  Unite We Dream’s first cook-off web show, No Borders, Just Flavors! was selected by an esteemed panel of judges — including Mona Chalabi (Data Editor, The Guardian); Abigail E. Disney (Founder, Peace is Loud); Kwame Rose (Activist, Artist, Writer); Andraéa LaVant (Disability-focused Activist, LaVant Consulting); among others — to be awarded Silver in the Non-Profit division of Education, Art & Culture at the 3rd Annual Anthem Awards

This Anthem Award follows a recent win for NBJF! as Best Food & Beverage Campaign at the 2023 Shorty Impact Awards.

Morelys Urbano, Series Host (left) and Juanita Monsalve, Executive Producer (right)

Juanita Monsalve, the show’s Executive Producer and Senior Marketing & Creative Director of United We Dream, said: 

“A Silver Anthem Award for No Borders, Just Flavors!  represents a victory for immigrant representation that is joyful, heartfelt and honest. Every immigrant and every child of immigrants is united by the shared stories and memories that we uncover through our traditional and new takes on cultural recipes. We will continue to elevate and celebrate the expansive range of immigrant experiences because our community deserves to see our stories on screen, in art and in public life.”

Patricia McLoughlin, Anthem Awards General Manager, said:

“The Anthem Awards were born out of the desire to amplify and celebrate the voices that are creating sustainable change and to inspire others to take action. In a year where so much is at stake, it is incredibly important to recognize impact work and celebrate progress happening globally. Congratulations to all of this year’s Winners.” 

About No Borders, Just Flavors!

Taking a page from the playbook of web series pioneers like Issa Rae (Insecure) and Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez (Gentefied), the immigrant community at UWD launched a new cooking competition series titled No Borders, Just Flavors! on YouTube on April 20, 2023. [TRAILER] The four-episode series features young people with an immigrant identity, including undocumented immigrants, DACA recipients, refugee and first and second generation immigrants, from all over the country going head-to-head in a family recipe cook-off. 

Produced by United We Dream, No Borders, Just Flavors! unlocks the power of food to share immigrant stories of joy, humor and connection that the media often overlooks.  At its debut the series was covered by NBC News, Remezcla and NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, among others.

About The Anthem Awards:

Launched in 2021 by The Webby Awards, The Anthem Awards honors the purpose & mission-driven work of people, companies and organizations worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, we’re defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their own communities. The Anthem Awards honors work across seven core causes: Diversity; Equity & Inclusion; Education; Art & Culture; Health; Human & Civil Rights; Humanitarian Action & Services; Responsible Technology; and Sustainability, Environment & Climate. Founded in partnership with the Ad Council, Born This Way Foundation, Feeding America, Glaad, Mozilla, NAACP, NRDC, WWF, and XQ.

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation; made up of a multi-racial and multi-ethnic network of 1.2 million members, over 100 local groups, and a reach of over 5 million per month. UWD’s vision is to push for just policies that allow everyone to thrive regardless of immigration status. United We Dream is fighting for a multi-racial democracy that works for everyone by building a movement of young people who organize and advocate for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color. You can find more at www.unitedwedream.org.

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