In an intensifying climate of fear and exclusion, Boston #StandsWithImmigrants (SWI) is a public art project emblazoning the city of Boston with the faces of local immigrants and refugees, highlighting their contributions and showing the world we stand with them in solidarity.
Through this project, we seek to make evident — in a visually arresting, yet human way – that immigrants and refugees are integral to the fabric of our society. And that ‘they’ are in fact ‘us.’
Boston #StandsWithImmigrants debuted as an exhibit at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate in May, 2018. With partner support, including MIRA: Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, Irish International Immigrant Center, International Institute of New England, Suitcase Stories, and the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, the team is excited to continue to influence hearts and minds and hopefully bring #StandsWithImmigrants to new cities in 2019.