San Diego, CA: Today, the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium is proud to announce their, “Immigrants Are U.S.” online media campaign and video contest.
According to the campaign’s website, “It is well known that in San Diego, immigrant and non-immigrant families work together, play together, pray together and help each other in times of need*. The stories based on these experiences are historic, abundant and commonplace, yet they are rarely shared.”
The website, www.immigrantsR.us, asks visitors to share stories about how immigrants are part of their lives via 3-4 minute videos. The stories must be told by two people and at least one person must be an immigrant. The most compelling story will win a grand prize of two family portrait packages from award-winning Vantage Photography (voted one of the top 5 photographers in San Diego in 2009**). Sharing a story is easy and can be done via webcam straight to our site.
The video contest will last between October 19, 2010 and December 13, 2010.
At Immigrants R Us there is a featured video, Spring Valley Posadas, which is the story of how an immigrant family introduced the Mexican Christmas tradition known as the “Posadas” to a Spring Valley neighborhood, and has since been a unifying celebration for the past 25 years.