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June is Immigrant Heritage

Since June of 2014, Immigrant Heritage Month has given people across the United States an opportunity to explore their own heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that forms the unique story of America. Read more about: ‘I Am An Immigrant’ campaign that is launching ‘I Stand With Immigrants’, a brand new year-long initiative that provides new avenues for individuals, companies, organizations, and public leaders–to take action in support of their immigrant employees, colleagues, constituents, neighbors and friends.


I Am An Immigrant…#IStandWithImmigrants

June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and the #IAmAnImmigrant campaign launches the new #IStandWithImmigrants initiative to encourage all of us to explore our individual heritage & recognize our distinct and shared experiences. We all have our piece in the American story, whether as a new immigrant, native to this land, a descendent of slavery or those who came to our nation seeking a better life. #IAmAnImmigrant honors each of our families’ sacrifices, struggles and successes – America’s strength is reflected in our diversity built over generations. Join artists, entertainers, elected officials, organizations and your friends in celebrating the diverse heritage of our nation’s social fabric. Stand with immigrants at IAmAnImmigrant.com to celebrate the monumental contributions that immigrants have made — and continue to make every day.



ACLU Immigrants' Rights
AILA Leadership Blog
America's Voice
ILW Immigration Law Blogs
Immigration Equality
ImmigrationProf Blog
LIRS: Redefining Welcome
NCLR
SPLC's Hatewatch
Standing FIRM
The CLINIC Daily
I Am An Immigrant
Alley Watch
National Immigration Forum's ImmPolitic
 


#IAmAnImmigrant: Celebrities share stories of cultural misunderstandings

Adjusting to a new culture can be difficult. Often times you feel like a fish out of water but those moments when you feel the most unsure can also be the source of laughter. Watch Alan Cumming, Cristela Alonzo, Amir Arison and Adepero Oduye talk about their own cultural mishaps or those of their parents in this #IAmAnImmigrant montage.


#IAmAnImmigrant: Akon from Senegal to the Grammy!

Being raised in Senegal, musician Akon reflects on how it was his unique voice and background that helped skyrocket him to the top of the music charts.


#IAmAnImmigrant: Jose Hernandez’s Journey from Migrant Farmworker to Astronaut

Jose Hernandez is the child of Mexican immigrants. He worked alongside his parents picking crops in the United States. Jose recounts his dream-turned-reality, which is living proof that Mexican-Americans achieve the highest of heights, including space!


June is LGBT Pride Month

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community worldwide celebrates June as LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots of June 1969.

 

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LGBT flyer June 24 2017

Join Us for Rockville Pride
on June 24 at 4 p.m.,
Rockville Campus


June is Caribbean American Heritage Month

In 2005, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution recognizing the significance of Caribbean immigrants and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States. In 2006, the resolution passed the Senate. Since then, the White House has issued an annual proclamation recognizing National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.   Presidential Proclamation


Founder of Caribbean American Heritage Month Dr. Claire Nelson


Business Consultant Madison Bedard


Tony Carr DC Reggae Radio Host


Director of Americas Martinique Promotion Bureau Muriel Wiltord


Eddie Edwards, CEO of Jamaican Jerk Festival USA inc


May Is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. It is a chance to celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions generations of Asian/Pacific Americans have made to American history, society and culture.

Asian and Pacific Islanders may come from the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

Montgomery College acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The college community is encouraged to participate in events and activities at the College and within the surrounding communities to celebrate Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage.

 



May 1 2017

Discussion on "Cross Cultural Adjustment within the Asian American Pacific Islander Community", May 1, Rockville


April is Arab American Heritage Month

The College celebrates Arab American Heritage Month with a dynamic calendar of events throughout the month of April every year.  We welcome this opportunity to honor the Arab Americans; students, staff, and faculty, and their contributions to our community.

 

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2017 Program

Previous Programs

 

March is Middle Eastern Heritage Month

In 2015 Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett declared March to be observed as Middle Eastern American Heritage Month for the first time in the county. We welcome this opportunity to honor the Middle Eastern Americans; students, staff, and faculty, and their contributions to our community.

MIddle East map
40 maps that explain the Middle East

Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East - its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today.


An Introduction to *Edward Said's Orientalism

Edward Said’s Orientalism is one of the most influential works ever written in the field of sociology. This short video explains the key ideas in only a few minutes. (3.29) * Edward Said (1935- 2003) was a professor of literature at Columbia University, a public intellectual, and a founder of the academic field of post-colonial studies.


Edward Said On Orientalism

Edward Said's book ORIENTALISM has been profoundly influential in a diverse range of disciplines since its publication in 1978. In this engaging (and lavishly illustrated) interview he talks about the context within which the book was conceived, its main themes and how its original thesis relates to the contemporary understanding of "the Orient."


March is Women's History Month


Within the Gates: On the employment of women in the textile and garment industries.



Space for Women: This film contains interviews with women employed in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) space transportation program and shows the variety of positions held by women in the agency.

Womens History Month


Women's History Month Women's History Month is a "celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society. To learn more, visit: http://www.history.com and http://www.nwhp.org/


Violence against women—it's a men's issue: Jackson Katz, Phd, is an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities. An author, filmmaker, educator and social theorist, Katz has worked in gender violence prevention work with diverse groups of men and boys in sports culture and the military, and has pioneered work in critical media literacy.


February is Black History Month


Rare Video Footage of Historic Alabama
1965 Civil Rights Marches
MLK's Famous Montgomery Speech



Black America since MLK:
AND I STILL RISE

Black History Month 2017


Black History Month Broadband:
Martin Luther King Jr.
Leads The March on Washington



Black America Since MLK:
AND STILL I RISE - 
Black Lives Matter



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