FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2015
WHAT: Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo hosts reception for Eileen Truax, of the book DREAMERS, An Immigrant Generation's fight for their American Dream.
WHO: Los Angeles Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo; Eileen Traux, Author; Dr. Ann McElaney-Johnson, President Mount St. Mary's College; Clinica Monsignor Romero.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mount St. Mary's College, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007
WHY: Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo hosts a reception for Eileen Truax, author of DREAMERS, a book for the generation of as many as two million who were brought to the United States as children. They grow up here, going to elementary, middle, and high school, and then the country they call home won’t (in most states) offer them financial aid for college. Except in California because of Cedillo’s long fight on behalf of immigrants, the California Dream Act was signed into law allowing them to receive college financial aid to realize their dreams and to help the economy of California. Councilmember Cedillo will be honored by the President of the University, Dr. Ann McElaney-Johnson at the event.