Tuesday, April 7, 2009

DREAM Act Symposium
TX DREAM Coalition

The Texas DREAM Coalition cordially invites you to the DREAM Act Symposium - Challenge & Opportunities: Conversation about Immigration, Education and Public Policy

When: April 9, 2009 - 8am-5pm
Where: Southern Methodist Univ, Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Dallas, TX

The Symposium will bring academics, students, educators, business leaders, proponents, policy makers, opponents together to dialogue on What is the economic and public policy impact of having well-trained graduates unable to work? What is a suitable blueprint for immigration reform in the Obama Administration?

Immigration Expert, Frank Sherry, Founder of America's Voice, a national immigration policy and advocacy organization, is the Keynote Speaker.

To register, email your name, school/title, email address, phone number and contact information to fsalazar@smu.edu. Registration fee $10 for profes- sionals taken at the door. Lunch provided.

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

I know something that many of your readers can do for the Dream Act :

Vote for Latinos !

California Attention !

May 19th - Election Day !

A Bright Latino 26 years old for the U. S. House of Representatives.

From the Huffington Post and other sources ;

Emanuel Pleitez - A new Millennial Latino for the U. S. Congress - Special Election replacing Hilda Solis, the New Secretary of Labor

Hilda Solis served in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009, representing the 31st and 32nd congressional districts of California that include East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. Now that she is the Secretary of Labor of Obama, there is a special election to fill the void in the House of Representatives.

The Pleitez Promise--A Millennial Breeze Begins To Blow in Washington

Some excerpts from the Huffington Post :

One of the first young Americans to bring the Millennial sensibility to Washington may come from California's 32nd Congressional District, where there will be a special election for the seat recently vacated by Labor Secretary-designate Hilda Solis. Democratic candidate Emanuel Pleitez is a 26-year-old who hopes to become the second member of his generation to serve in Congress. In many ways, Pleitez (pronounced PLAY-tez) represents a vivid template of the kind of leadership this new generation is poised in bring from America's neighborhoods to Washington.

Like many in his district, Pleitez is a Latino who has climbed the ladder of the American dream from its lowest rungs. His single mom, a cafeteria worker, immigrated from Mexico and struggled to raise her family on the east side of L.A. Before he reached the age of ten, Emanuel and his family had moved ten times, often finding shelter in back rooms or garages. And like millions before him, Pleitez seized the opportunities offered by education to improve his lot. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in El Sereno and went on to graduate from Stanford University.

Pleitez served on the staff of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and briefly worked on the Senate Democratic Steering and Coordination Committee. Then he moved to the private sector, working as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. This experience helped qualify him to serve on the Treasury Department Transition Team for the new Obama administration.

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Vicente Duque