This installation launches alongside President Bush’s book and exhibit “Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants.”
Dallas, TX – Today, Stand Together, a philanthropic community tackling some of the biggest challenges of our times, announced the launch of their Common Ground: Immigration Pop-Up Exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. The installation’s unveiling is part of an exciting new partnership between Stand Together and the Bush Center as part of President Bush’s dedicated focus to highlight America’s rich heritage and outline a path forward to address the immigration challenges facing our country. The partnership is designed to help the nation come together to find common ground on this divisive issue and advance positive solutions to improve a dated immigration system.
The interactive installation offers an immersive experience that reveals some surprising truths behind this contentious topic. Despite the rhetoric in today’s political environment, over 75% of Americans believe that immigration is a good thing, and three in five Americans support a plan that provides citizenship for Dreamers. When Americans stand together on common ground, they can work to solve the biggest problems in our nation.
The Common Ground exhibit features a collection of unique stand-alone doors demonstrating the common ground Americans share on immigration through interactive video stories. When users open the multimedia doors, the exhibition takes them through a journey highlighting the interconnectedness between immigrants and non-immigrants.
This exhibit is launching alongside a new book and portrait exhibit by President George W. Bush, entitled OUT OF MANY, ONE: Portraits of America’s Immigrants. The exhibition featuring the President’s portraits and Stand Together’s Common Ground pop-up exhibit will be open to the public at the Bush Center in Dallas, Texas, starting Tuesday, April 20, 2021 through Januaury 2022.
Laura Collins, Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative
“Immigration signifies the exceptional success of our nation as the land of opportunity. When we welcome people who share our unwavering determination and optimism, we can remain a hopeful and prosperous society. We are excited to host the Common Ground: Immigration Pop-up Exhibit, with President Bush’s book and exhibit: Out of Many, One, to offer an inspiring experience that has the power to unify Americans on a path forward towards immigration reform.”
Jorge Lima, Vice President of Immigration for Stand Together
“Countless stories of immigration are intertwined in our nation’s rich history. Today, while our country may seem divided on this topic, the truth remains that Americans, regardless of political affiliation, share immense common ground on how to improve our immigration system. Through our exhibit, visitors will experience our shared values as a nation, all while seeing stories of how immigrants and non-immigrants have worked together throughout our history.”
Where: George W. Bush Presidential Center
Address: 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75205
When: April 20, 2021 – January 2022
More on the exhibit
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the fall of 2019, Stand Together debuted the Common Ground: Immigration Pop-Up Exhibit in Miami, Nashville and Washington, D.C., giving audiences a hands-on experience to think about immigration differently. Common Ground is a project of Stand Together in partnership with Americans for Prosperity Foundation and The LIBRE Institute.
Click here to watch a recap of previous exhibit locations.
About Stand Together
Stand Together empowers people dedicated to helping others improve their lives. Our philanthropic community tackles some of the biggest challenges of our times, including reforming the nation’s criminal justice system, strengthening K-12 education, helping neighbors beat poverty and addiction, empowering everyone to find fulfilling work, and more. We can all make a greater difference by uniting, than we can by acting on our own. Learn more at www.standtogether.org. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
About George W. Bush Presidential Center
The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the George W. Bush Institute, the nonpartisan, public policy arm of the Bush Center. The Bush Center is located on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas, and also includes a 15-acre park, a full-service restaurant, Café 43, and a museum store. Learn more at BushCenter.org.
About The LIBRE Institute
The LIBRE Institute empowers U.S. Hispanics to achieve their American Dream – driving progress for themselves, their families and their communities. We believe that freedom drives progress and that the values of faith, family, education and hard work that yield economic prosperity are the same values that lead to the American Dream. We are dedicated to informing our community on the policies and principles that drive progress as well as providing education and tools to overcome barriers so that all Hispanics that call the U.S. home are achieving their full potential. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
About Americans for Prosperity Foundation:
For over twenty years, Americans for Prosperity Foundation has been educating and training citizens to be advocates for freedom, creating real change at the local, state, and federal levels. In communities across the country, Foundation programs share knowledge and tools that encourage participants to apply the principles of a free and open society in their daily lives–knowing this leads to the greatest prosperity and well-being for all. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Learn more about how the Stand Together community is supporting immigration reform.
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