DREAM Team LA Speaks about DACA on the Lovett or Leave It Podcast

DREAM Team LA communications spokesperson, Rubi Martinez, was invited to speak on Jon Lovett's weekly political podcast, Lovett or Leave It, sharing her story about being a DACA recipient and undocumented American. The podcast opens with Tom Morello and Chuck D of Prophets of Rage and includes the panel of comedian and television writers to break down the week's events with in-depth analysis and humor, Brittani Nichols, Cord Jefferson, and Jake Fogelnest. Rubi joins the panel to discuss the unce...
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College Graduation 2017

Karen Zapien is the Chief Policy Analyst for DREAM Team Los Angeles. She was invited to speak at the DREAMer graduation commencement at California State University Fullerton where she graduated this year with a BA in Business Administration Accounting. These are her reflections. I think about the traditional American university graduation ceremonies, the usual speeches, that I am beyond honored and genuinely happy to be part of such a strong, educated, and caring college community. That my ...
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On Being Queer, Undocumented and Unafraid

"What does being a queer have anything to do with the DREAM Act? Probably not the immediate meaning people want to see when they don’t immediately understand something. It’s about being part of a community that is constantly marginalized and finding strength in what others see as our weakness. It’s about finding a common ground and becoming a huge fist to punch the one bully we have in common. If you cannot see the connection, I don’t know what to tell you." Folks know Julio Salgado for his ...
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