Each June, the City of Boulder celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM). IHM is an annual celebration recognizing immigrants’ experience, contributions and achievements throughout our country’s history.

City support for Immigrant Heritage Month

Each year, the city provides grants to local organizations to recognize IHM through events and celebrations that honor the immigrants who have shaped the city for generations. The grants support events that facilitate the successful engagement of immigrants into the civic, economic and cultural life of the Boulder community. Events are supported by grants from the city’s Boulder Arts, and Human Relations Commissions.

2022 Immigrant Heritage Month Events

  • June 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Spanish and 6 to 8 p.m. in English at the Dairy Arts Center: UndocuAmerica Monologues. Motus Theater presents a special performance recognizing the 10-year anniversary of the establishment of DACA through powerful personal stories of DACA leaders Victor Galvan, Kiara Chavez, Armando Peniche, Laura Peniche, Irving Reza, musical responses by acclaimed singer-songwriter Carlos Heredia, and visual art by muralist Edica Pacha. Register in advance for this in-person event on Motus Theater's website.

  • June 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. and June 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at 1915 Broadway, Boulder CO 80301: Ellis Island Stories. This event is based on the oral history project at the Statue of Liberty National Monument/Ellis Island National Immigration Museum. The Boulder cast includes local actors: Sally Knudsen, Art Razo, Raouf Zaidan, and Carrie Hamilton. Ms. Hamilton performed the show at Ellis Island in the original cast and now lives in the area. The 40-minute show will be followed by a curated panel discussion about “Immigration: Now and Then.” Registration is not required.

  • June 25 from 2 to 6 p.m. at The Avalon Ballroom: This event will feature performances, Nyakurut and other traditional forms of dance, music, and food of the Didinga and Laarim tribe of Eastern Equatoria state, Republic of South Sudan. The event will provide an opportunity to recognize the essential sense of humanity and the value of sharing stories through songs, dancing, traditional dressing, riddle, and arts of body movement. Registration is not required.

Immigrant Heritage Month