I have been helping put this together the last few weeks and on behalf of Dream Team Los Angeles, I want to invite everyone reading this post to come to city hall on Tuesday and be witness to an amazing event. From the press release.
Students Participate in West Coast DREAM Act Rally Day
Urge President Obama and Congress to Pass DREAM Act this year, 2009!
WHAT: DREAM Graduation Ceremony held in Los Angeles, CA in solidarity with the United We Dream Coalition’s National Day of Action in Washington D.C., in support of the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act.
The DREAM Act is a bi-partisan legislation that if passed, would provide undocumented college students a path to legalize their status after meeting strict requirements. These requirements include that the student must have entered the country before the age of 16, graduate high school or obtain a GED, have good moral character (no criminal record), and have at least five years of continuous presence in the US. The students will then have six years within which they must obtain a two-year college degree or voluntarily complete two-years of military service, in order to have the chance to adjust their conditional permanent residency to U.S. citizenship.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 23, 2009
12:00 p.m. – 1:00p.m. – DREAM Graduation and Press Event
WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall Lawn
200 N. Main St. Los Angeles CA
WHO: UCLA student speakers will discuss the importance of the DREAM Act.
Undocumented students will provide testimonials of their journey as undocumented.
Wendy Carrillo, will be the Masters of Ceremonies
Kent Wong Director of the UCLA Labor Center will be the Key note speaker
Opportunity for interviews with members of the community, speakers, students and
WHY: Highlighting the achievements of our nation’s undocumented youth and the vast support for passage of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.