An Immigrant Alphabet

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Cherry Street Pier 121 N Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

An Immigrant Alphabet is a public art installation produced by Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, featuring the work of artist Wendy Ewald in collaboration with eighteen Northeast High School students exploring their immigrant experiences.

The project is currently on display at Cherry Street Pier till June 2019. Guided tours, presentations, and engagements are available for students, organizations, and businesses.

#iAlphabet was previously displayed at the Municipal Services Building in Center City Philadelphia from September 2017 through July 2018 with a series of free participatory events held at Thomas Paine Plaza and venues across the city.

The newly released book, "America, Border, Culture, Dreamer: The Young Immigrant Experience from A to Z," features the banner images and student narratives.

Opportunities to Be a Host Site or Sponsor

Upon the close of this exhibit in June 2019, you can keep the representation of the students’ immigrant experiences alive in Philadelphia by requesting to be a HOST SITE for one or more banners at your school or organization.
Also, your company, university, or organization can SPONSOR one or more of the banners by donating to display the banners at a host site and support Al-Bustan's continued cross-cultural programming.
Contact Al-Bustan at [email protected] for details on sponsoring or hosting!


(Photo credits: Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture)

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