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  • Don’t miss out on incredible guest speakers, workshops and entertainment.
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Eat. Drink. Learn. Teach. Get your tickets for the Define American Summit TODAY!
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Link in bio for tix.
  • Don’t miss out on incredible guest speakers, workshops and entertainment. . Eat. Drink. Learn. Teach. Get your tickets for the Define American Summit TODAY! . . Link in bio for tix.
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  • We are working towards a world where every child, no matter where they or their families have come from, are treated with dignity and respect. To achieve this, we need to acknowledge the power our language has and that #WordsMatter for better and for worse.
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After a year of research, we are excited to present our news media study in collaboration with MIT Center for Civic Media.
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Our findings show:
⬆️ use of denigrating terms in news reporting
⬆️ by 90% citations of anti-immigrant groups
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In these trusted sources: The Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and USA TODAY.
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The struggle? Directly quoting and citing newsmakers.
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Newsrooms have a powerful choice:
🤔Use denigrating terms w/o quotes
🤔Use denigrating terms w/ quotes
🤔Summarize what was said (w/o denigrating terms)
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News outlets must use language responsibly – even when the president and his administration do not – because #WordsMatter; words lead to actions.
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Convinced there's a problem? Looking for ways to solve it?
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Check out the link in our bio to read the full report. And let's get the conversation going about how we make this crucial change in our news.
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Special thanks to our art fellow Karla Daniela Rosas @karlinche_ for the original work of art for this post.
  • We are working towards a world where every child, no matter where they or their families have come from, are treated with dignity and respect. To achieve this, we need to acknowledge the power our language has and that #wordsmatter for better and for worse. . After a year of research, we are excited to present our news media study in collaboration with MIT Center for Civic Media. . Our findings show: ⬆️ use of denigrating terms in news reporting ⬆️ by 90% citations of anti-immigrant groups . In these trusted sources: The Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and USA TODAY. . The struggle? Directly quoting and citing newsmakers. . Newsrooms have a powerful choice: 🤔Use denigrating terms w/o quotes 🤔Use denigrating terms w/ quotes 🤔Summarize what was said (w/o denigrating terms) . News outlets must use language responsibly – even when the president and his administration do not – because #wordsmatter; words lead to actions. . Convinced there's a problem? Looking for ways to solve it? . Check out the link in our bio to read the full report. And let's get the conversation going about how we make this crucial change in our news. . Special thanks to our art fellow Karla Daniela Rosas @karlinche_ for the original work of art for this post.
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  • THE OFFICIAL PHOTOS ARE IN! Take a look at what happened behind the scenes at the dedication ceremony of Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary School.
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THANK YOU to those near and far who joined us at the ceremony to kick off the first school year!
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May its future leaders light the way for change.
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And BIG THANKS to @hollerotron for the photos!
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#DefineAmerican #DearAmerica #migrationisbeautiful #undocujoy #immigration
  • THE OFFICIAL PHOTOS ARE IN! Take a look at what happened behind the scenes at the dedication ceremony of Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary School. . THANK YOU to those near and far who joined us at the ceremony to kick off the first school year! . May its future leaders light the way for change. . And BIG THANKS to @hollerotron for the photos! . #defineamerican #dearamerica #migrationisbeautiful #undocujoy #immigration
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  • SWIPE to see our Communications Director, Kristian Ramos, on @morningjoe:
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"The president should reach out to all Americans. He should reach out to the Latino community, and he should apologize. It's the right thing to do. #WordsMatter." .
"Words matter. The words that the President of the United States uses–the most powerful man in the world uses–matter.... [His] words were rendered into action [in El Paso]."
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#DefineAmerican #immigration #DisarmHate
  • SWIPE to see our Communications Director, Kristian Ramos, on @morningjoe: . . "The president should reach out to all Americans. He should reach out to the Latino community, and he should apologize. It's the right thing to do. #wordsmatter." . "Words matter. The words that the President of the United States uses–the most powerful man in the world uses–matter.... [His] words were rendered into action [in El Paso]." . . #defineamerican #immigration #disarmhate
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  • Here’s how you can help — click the link in the bio.
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Just days after a racially-motivated mass shooting in El Paso, where the shooter echoed the same racist rhetoric that the president uses on a regular basis, the New York Times’ ran a headline saying:
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“Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism.”
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At a time when immigrant lives are under attack, media outlets like the New York Times, have a responsibility to focus reporting on the lives and stories of the communities being targeted, NOT Administration talking points.
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SIGN NOW to call on media outlets, including the New York Times, to report on racism and American identity responsibly.
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#DisarmHate #Immigration #MigrationIsBeautiful #DefineAmerican
  • Here’s how you can help — click the link in the bio. . Just days after a racially-motivated mass shooting in El Paso, where the shooter echoed the same racist rhetoric that the president uses on a regular basis, the New York Times’ ran a headline saying: . “Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism.” . At a time when immigrant lives are under attack, media outlets like the New York Times, have a responsibility to focus reporting on the lives and stories of the communities being targeted, NOT Administration talking points. . SIGN NOW to call on media outlets, including the New York Times, to report on racism and American identity responsibly. . . . #disarmhate #immigration #migrationisbeautiful #defineamerican
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  • Tune in tomorrow on @morningjoe to hear Define American's Comms Director, Kristian Ramos, on why #WordsMatter now more than ever. >>> 8:30 am ET / 5:30 am PT
  • Tune in tomorrow on @morningjoe to hear Define American's Comms Director, Kristian Ramos, on why #wordsmatter now more than ever. >>> 8:30 am ET / 5:30 am PT
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  • The lethal marriage of guns and hate cannot be ignored. We have joined with @everytown, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, in a joint statement because we can no longer operate our movements in silos. See link in bio. #defineamerican #disarmhate
  • The lethal marriage of guns and hate cannot be ignored. We have joined with @everytown, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, in a joint statement because we can no longer operate our movements in silos. See link in bio. #defineamerican #disarmhate
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  • We are so excited for the solo show by Define American Art Fellow Elnaz Javani (@elnazjavanii) starting now! Her work pushes the boundaries of embroidery into sculpture and will be shown at the Oggi Gallery in Chicago. The exhibition runs from August 2-30 with a closing reception on the 30th.

Read more about Elnaz's work at: defineamerican.com/arts
  • We are so excited for the solo show by Define American Art Fellow Elnaz Javani (@elnazjavanii) starting now! Her work pushes the boundaries of embroidery into sculpture and will be shown at the Oggi Gallery in Chicago. The exhibition runs from August 2-30 with a closing reception on the 30th. Read more about Elnaz's work at: defineamerican.com/arts
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  • Define American presents WATER WARRIOR. A short film by @monicamedellin_ about Latina surfers and why seeing yourself represented in the sport you love matters.
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We’re so excited to see the Los Angeles premiere of WATER WARRIOR at @laliff_ @chinesetheatres this week!
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Saturday August 3rd at 5 p.m. TCL Chinese Theatre 6
  • Define American presents WATER WARRIOR. A short film by @monicamedellin_ about Latina surfers and why seeing yourself represented in the sport you love matters. . . . We’re so excited to see the Los Angeles premiere of WATER WARRIOR at @laliff_ @chinesetheatres this week! . . . Saturday August 3rd at 5 p.m. TCL Chinese Theatre 6
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  • We are happy to uplift the one-man play by #DefineAmerican art fellow @christian__arteaga_, created in collaboration with @cause805 and the residents of Santa Maria, California. Check out this amazing artist and what he’s doing in his community.
  • We are happy to uplift the one-man play by #defineamerican art fellow @christian__arteaga_, created in collaboration with @cause805 and the residents of Santa Maria, California. Check out this amazing artist and what he’s doing in his community.
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  • In our nation’s treatment of children and families seeking asylum, we are making critical choices about who we are as a nation. Join @defineamerican to #EndChildDetention. Click the link in our bio to SIGN NOW.
  • In our nation’s treatment of children and families seeking asylum, we are making critical choices about who we are as a nation. Join @defineamerican to #endchilddetention. Click the link in our bio to SIGN NOW.
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