New Americans Museum

New Americans Museum The Museum strives to promote understanding and interaction between newcomers and native-born Americans while helping our newest citizens connect with and prosper in their new homeland.The New Americans Museum is a non profit 501c3.
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For centuries, America has beckoned to immigrants the world over. With courage and determination they have traveled thousands of miles to rejoin loved ones, for economic opportunity, or simply to know freedom. As a nation of immigrants, America has benefited from an infusion of talents and skills that are the foundations of many rich traditions. In the civic, economic, and artistic arenas, yesterday's newcomer is tomorrow's pioneer in a continuing process that defines us to this day. The preservation and presentation of the immigrant experience in the United States is a central commitment of the New Americans Museum's mission. We are dedicated to insuring that individual stories are safeguarded in the Family Histories Essays and Oral and Visual Histories archives as enduring testaments to our immigrant roots as a culture and a nation.

Mission: A catalyst for the celebration of America's past and promise, the Museum provides inspiring educational and cultural programs to honor our diverse immigrant experiences.

NAM is excited to announce our latest upcoming exhibits "100 Faces of War...a portrait of war’s impact” and  "Near/Far: ...
07/03/2020

NAM is excited to announce our latest upcoming exhibits "100 Faces of War...a portrait of war’s impact” and "Near/Far: Portraits of Local Immigrant Veterans". We are currently looking for local female immigrant veterans' stories to feature. If you are or know someone who is interested please email us at [email protected].

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07/03/2020

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05/29/2020

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The latest NAM from Home newsletter is out!
05/29/2020
Celebrate Community and Culture from Home

The latest NAM from Home newsletter is out!

In a time of unknowns during the Covid-19 pandemic, hear from Holocaust survivor, trauma expert and NY times best selling author Dr. Edith Eger about her story of survival and resilience and her strategies for coping through uncertain times.  

We are so excited to announce that we are a CHALLENGE Grant Recipient from The San Diego Arts + Culture Challenge Fund o...
05/27/2020

We are so excited to announce that we are a CHALLENGE Grant Recipient from The San Diego Arts + Culture Challenge Fund of the San Diego Foundation!

Thank you to San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition The San Diego Foundation City of San Diego
#SDArtsCultureChallenge

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05/27/2020

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Immigrant Chefs Are Sharing Meals And Their Stories
05/13/2020
Immigrant Chefs Are Sharing Meals And Their Stories

Immigrant Chefs Are Sharing Meals And Their Stories

Unable to invite people to regular "Welcome Table" meals because of coronavirus, Wave Pool in Camp Washington is extending its Welcome Project to the

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05/08/2020

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05/07/2020

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05/07/2020

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05/07/2020

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05/07/2020

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The following students received the Exceptional Community Engagement Award this year. These individuals were recognized for their ability to take action in pursuit of long-term positive social change, inspire and engage others, demonstrate efforts to sustain their work through developing strategies for institutional and community commitment, and exhibit motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement. We are so grateful for all of the positive changes they have helped to create, and we are excited to see how they will become civically engaged in the future!

05/04/2020

#GivingTuesdayNow is tomorrow! We only need 7 more people to donate to reach our matching goal! Click the link to donate or share to help.
https://bit.ly/2Y9byXF

The latest NAM from Home newsletter!
05/01/2020
Celebrate Community and Culture from Home

The latest NAM from Home newsletter!

Tuesday May 5th, 2020 has been designated as #GivingTuesday and GoFund Me will match the first $1,000 raised by a least ten donating individuals between now and May 10th, 2020.

The latest NAM from Home newsletter!
04/24/2020
Celebrate Community and Culture from Home

The latest NAM from Home newsletter!

Tuesday May 5th, 2020 has been designated as #GivingTuesday and GoFund Me will match the first $1,000 raised by a least ten donating individuals between now and May 10th, 2020.

May 5th, 2020 is #GivingTuesday. Help NAM raise funds to sustain operations. GoFund Me will match the first $1,000 donat...
04/21/2020
New Americans Museum

May 5th, 2020 is #GivingTuesday. Help NAM raise funds to sustain operations. GoFund Me will match the first $1,000 donated by ten individuals. Help us meet our goal!

Help New Americans Museum fundraise this #GivingTuesday

Have you ever made Greek Spaghetti?
04/21/2020
Celebrate Community and Culture from Home

Have you ever made Greek Spaghetti?

In a large pan, sauté the onions and garlic in butter or EVOO.  Once they are soft add the ground beef and some salt and pepper, mix until it is just cooked. Take it off the heat right away.*Do NOT wash the meat pan you will use it later.

San Diego Musuem Council spreading the love ❤️ 💕
04/13/2020

San Diego Musuem Council spreading the love ❤️ 💕

Family traditions, comfort food and hand-crafted projects can bring a sense of normalcy and peace during times like these. The New Americans Museum wants to hear how you are staying culturally enriched and creative at home. Send your stories, recipes and/or videos to [email protected].

#SDmuseumsathome #museumsathome

04/12/2020
NowThis

NowThis

This immigrant-run kitchen in New York City is delivering more than 1,000 free meals every day to essential workers and those in need during the pandemic

Donate or get involved here: https://go.nowth.is/3aY8BN6

04/10/2020
NowThis

NowThis

‘It is not a Chinese virus. Viruses do not have nationality.’ — Comedian Helen Hong is reminding people that the surge in anti-Asian racism is no joke

The latest NAM from Home. Check it out for new recipes and more creative content!
04/10/2020
Celebrate Community and Culture from Home

The latest NAM from Home. Check it out for new recipes and more creative content!

In a food processor, place the onion, bell pepper (if using) and garlic. Pulse until it is very finely chopped. This will help the mixture to break down and quickly cook. In a medium (about 4 quart) heavy-bottomed saucepan put olive oil and heat on medium high. Add the onion mixture and cook until....

We’re still here and we can’t wait to see you all in person again.
04/10/2020

We’re still here and we can’t wait to see you all in person again.

San Diego County Asian Pacific Islander Orgs Issue Statement Against COVID-19 Hate"United, we call upon our greater comm...
04/10/2020
Pacific Arts Movement | Stop API Hate

San Diego County Asian Pacific Islander Orgs Issue Statement Against COVID-19 Hate

"United, we call upon our greater community at large to avoid the use of harmful language including labels such as “China coronavirus”, “Chinese coronavirus”, and “Wuhan Virus,” when defining a global pandemic afflicting humanity as a whole. Use of such language has led to an alarming increase in consequences ranging from unintended micro-aggressions to acts of violence and hate towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders – further encouraging xenophobia, racism, and dividing us all."

The organizations urge anyone who has experienced or witnessed an act of hate as a result of COVID-19 to report it at pacarts.org/StopAPIHate. – City News Service

As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities on a global scale, Asian Pacific Islander serving organizations, community leaders, and their supporters denounce the xenophobia, racism, and increasing acts of violence targeted towards Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander comm...

I Am An Immigrant
04/09/2020
I Am An Immigrant

I Am An Immigrant

José Andrés and his global nonprofit World Central Kitchen have swooped into the rescue yet again. Washington, D.C. has signed off on a plan to allow these chefs to occupy the Nationals Park baseball stadium to cook thousands of meals a day for the underserved communities in the area.

After first showing up for Hurricane Maria, they have since been the face for disaster relief, working from 7 AM to 6 PM to prep and cook. Using Uber Eats drivers to deliver, they aim to dish out tens of thousands of meals a day. In addition to the help Jose Andres has provided to communities around the world, he has pledged free meals to nurses and doctors for the rest of the year in his NYC and DC restaurants.

Thank you for your continued lifesaving work José Andrés!

04/08/2020

How are you passing time during the “safer at home order”? Staff member Polly Toledo is at home with family and her dad (Caroll Toledo from Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca) sings and plays guitar. Here he is singing a Zapotec song “Nanga Ti Feo” .

04/07/2020

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San Diego, CA
92106

Green Line to Old Town Transit center then 28 bus to Rosecrans/Roosevelt

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Closed July 4th Office Hours: Tues - Fri: 9a-5p Gallery Hours: Weds-Fri: 10am-4pm Sat & Sun: 11am-4pm

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Dear New Americans Museum Community - UC San Diego will be presenting a screening of an award-winning new documentary film, THE ITO SISTERS: AN AMERICAN STORY, on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Price Center Theater. THE ITO SISTERS explores the early Japanese American experience and draws parallels between the Anti-Japanese Movement in the first half of the 20th century and today's anti-immigrant political climate. The UCSD screening event, which includes a Q&A with director Antonia Grace Glenn and scholar Evelyn Nakano Glenn, is free and open to all. For more information about the film, please visit: www.itosisters.com.