Community celebration, public art installation for Immigrant Heritage Month
Mayor Eric Johnson joins Dallas community members and Dallas Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM), observed in June of each year. This year IHM will be celebrated 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 21. The celebration includes an outdoor art installation at Main Street Garden and is one of the many events held across the country to celebrate immigrants and their contributions to our nation.
“The City of Dallas is a welcoming city, and it will continue to be a welcoming City,” said Mayor Eric Johnson in his first public appearance as mayor. “Diversity is a strength and it is something Dallas should be very proud of. Therefore we encourage all of you to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month.”
“For many of the immigrants and refugees who have made our community their home, their stories started in different corners of the globe,” said Ann Badmus, founder of Immigrant Journey Awards. “But they’ve put down roots in Dallas, and all are helping to grow our city into the unique and beautiful place we love.”
As part of this year’s IHM celebrations, Dallas has an interactive public art installation celebrating immigrants from all over the world. The public art demonstration will include a physical art piece that proudly displays “I <3 Dallas.” Participants are encouraged to share their immigrant heritage or that of a loved one by placing a flag of their identified heritage(s) on the heart itself.