For the past 40 years, Arlington County has been a gateway community for thousands of immigrants—not only to the Commonwealth of Virginia, but to the United States in general and all the opportunity it represents. Immigrants from nearly 120 countries have settled in Arlington, creating a multicultural legacy that has changed what it means to be an Arlingtonian.
We Are All Arlington! is a multifaceted program—combining performing and visual arts, history, and public dialogue—that will explore the past, present, and future of immigration in Arlington. This event will place a special focus on immigrant experiences and milestones of the past 40 years.
We Are All Arlington! seeks to understand and appreciate the diverse narratives that connect our past to the present and to our common future.
This event is funded by a grant from VFH and is part of our State of Many Nations series of public events examining the influences and legacies of immigration in Virginia.