In 2019, the Council (formerly New American Economy) launched the New American Festival, a celebration of diversity and immigrant contributions to culture, in the arts, food, film, comedy, fashion, and more. Immigrant artists shared special performances, immersive experiences, films, panels, and more. Check out more about our 2019 festival here.

Once COVID-19 paused in-person events, we took the festival online to highlight the immigrant entrepreneurs who keep America running, working tirelessly to help rebuild their local communities—and our national economy.