An Immigrant Alphabet is a public art installation produced by Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture featuring the work of artist Wendy Ewald in collaboration with eighteen Northeast High School students exploring their immigrant experiences. #iAlphabet was displayed at the Municipal Services Building in Center City Philadelphia from September 2017 through July 2018 with a series of free participatory events held at Thomas Paine Plaza and venues across the city. Subsequently the project was on display at Cherry Street Pier from November 2018 through June 2019. The book America, Border, Culture, Dreamer: The Young Immigrant Experience from A to Z features the banner images and student narratives. The next phase of the project will distribute the 26 banners at sites across Philadelphia. Presentations and engagements related to the project are available for students and organizations.

Watch this video about how the project was created and its impact on the participants and the city!

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