2020 Fundraising Campaign
Donation Meter: $9,175 as of 12/1/2020
More than 90% of the way there!
At Immigrant History Initiative, we aim to transform the way communities learn about race, migration and justice. We fill in the blank white spaces in school textbooks where the histories of immigrant communities have been systemically erased and whitewashed. We amplify the voices of the communities of color who have been silenced, forgotten, or co-opted. In short, we work to create a better future by teaching people about our past.
We believe our work is transformative. A boy who learns the stories of his ancestors in America discovers his own belonging in a country that sees him as foreign. A neighbor who understands how historical forces have pitted communities of color against one another re-envisions the collective power her neighborhood can have if they stand together. Learning history means understanding where we came from and how we got here, and it also helps us invent better ways of moving forward. Through anti-racist curriculum development and community education programs, Immigrant History Initiative is trying to build the world we deserve, one step at a time. To do that, we need your help.
Since IHI's founding, co-founders Julia and Kathy have been growing IHI on a shoestring budget, using small individual donations and grants to keep expanding our impact. Despite the limited funds, we’ve managed to reach thousands through our educational resources and community outreach efforts. In the last two years, we have:
IHI tackles difficult topics and creates resources to meet oft-ignored needs. Your donation will help us sustain our work and transform the lives of thousands more.
Thank you for giving.