Tragic Loss of two AAP-UCLA graduates
click here for link to Tam and Cinthya's Memorial Service
Sent: Sun, May 16, 2010 12:01:31 AM
Subject: Tragic Loss of two AAP-UCLA graduates
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I inform you of the passing of two women leaders and trailblazers for the immigrant rights movement, at UCLA and nationally.
Tam Tran and Cinthya Felix died after a car collision in Trenton, Maine. Both students were strong vocal advocates for undocumented students and leaders at UCLA, and both were AAP students.
Cinthya graduated from UCLA in 2007 with a degree in English and Spanish literature and was the first undocumented student to attend Columbia’s School of Public Health. She wanted to become a physician and serve her community.
Tam graduated from UCLA in 2006 with a degree in American Literature and Culture and was pursuing a Ph.D at Brown. Tam was also a talented filmmaker, and her documentary about the plight of undocumented students, “Lost and Found," has gone viral throughout the immigrant-rights community and among immigrant allies.
The best way to honor their memory is to continue to fight for the cause they have been working on for the last several years.
..Join us to celebrate the life and memory of Cinthya Felix and Tam Tran, IDEAS at UCLA Alumni.
WHEN: MONDAY, MAY 17th - 3:00 pm
LOCATION: CHARLES E. YOUNG GRAND SALON IN KERCKHOFF HALL-
Alfred R. Herrera, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Partnerships
Center for Community College Partnerships -UCLA Division of Undergraduate Education - UCLA
- Bangor Daily News
5/15/10 | 35 comments
Cinthya Nathalie Felix Perez, 26, of Los Angeles, Calif., died at the scene of the accident, which occurred about 1:20 a.m.
Felix Perez was a passenger in a 2002 Toyota Corolla that was being operated by Heather Lee, 28, of Providence, R.I.
A second passenger, Tam Ngoc Tran, 27, of Garden Grove, Calif., was critically injured in the crash. She was airlifted from the scene to Eastern Medical Center, which reported she died from her injuries about 6 p.m. link to article