Saturday, October 15, 2011

Jose Antonio Vargas in San Francisco Oct. 26

From ASPIRE:

"Please join ASPIRE (Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education), the first Asian undocumented student group of its kind in our 2nd Annual Grassroots Fundraiser!

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We're honored to have Jose Antonio Vargas, undocumented Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and founder of Define American as our guest speaker!

When: Wednesday October 26th 2011 6-8PM

Where: At the historical I-Hotel (868 Kearny St. San Francisco, CA). Just a 10 min walk from Montgomery BART station. 

Who: Host committee members include: Peggy Saika, Rev. Norman Fong, Professor Bill Ong Hing, Rev. Deborah Lee, Lillian Galedo, Vanessa Coe, Kathy Gin and Chinese for Affirmative Action.

Why: Congress has failed to act in the last 10 years on the federal DREAM Act, a bill that would provide a pathway to legal status for undocumented youth. ASPIRE has created a safe space for Asian undocumented students to develop their leadership and political organizing capacity to advocate for humane immigration reform.

The funds collected at our first grassroots fundraiser enabled us to to grow to over 40 members, help create an ASPIRE chapter at UCLA, prevent the deportation of CCSF student Steve Li, make over 1,600 calls to advocate for the federal DREAM Act, hold summer leadership development internships, and host our very own conference, “Our DREAMs Can’t Wait”.

Please join us for a fun night of great speakers, food, and entertainment!

If you can't make it that evening, please still consider making a contribution, your support is vital to our work. You can follow the link below, and make sure to check the "ASPIRE" box:

https://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=1841

RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=162919907116889

In solidarity,
ASPIRE

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