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For Immediate Release

UWD Staff

United We Dream Launches Its First-Ever Zine Honoring Immigrants Writers, Artists and Redefining What It Means to Be An Immigrant

Contact: Anabel Mendoza | anabel@unitedwedream.org

Washington, D.C. – Today, immigrant youth from United We Dream launched their first-ever zine titled Immigrant Made. The Zine features personal essays, stories, and artwork by immigrant youth, undocumented women, and non-binary writers who explore themes of self-love, inherent worth, and irrefutable pride. 

Each writer was mentored by professional playwrights, poets, and screenwriters of the Writers Guild Initiative. Immigrant Made also features immigrant artists, including Lucinda HinojosEunsoo Jeong, and Art Twink.

Juanita Monsalve, Producer and Director of Immigrant Made and Senior Creative & Marketing Manager of United We Dream, said: 

“Immigrant youth at United We Dream are on the frontlines of telling stories that redefine what immigrant culture is and who we are on our own terms. Immigrant Made was created to honor the immigrant storytellers, writers, and artists from our vast, multi-racial community who are actively disrupting the public’s expectations of what it means to be an immigrant. Together, we are creating a new and expansive immigrant identity, which will allow us to continue the fight for the dignity and humanity that all human beings deserve. 

Immigrant Made is a new platform made by immigrant people for immigrant people because to us being an immigrant is to know our worth. It is to be proud of the color of our skin, our accents, our hair, our languages, our relationship to land, and most of all: our ability to summon a future that has not yet been seen. We are the writers, artists, and heroes that we have been waiting for. We are immigrants and our culture is power!”


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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