DREAM ON @ LOCCA

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DREAM ON @ LOCCA was a successful event on Nov. 10th! It was LOCCA’s the first collaboration this year with United We Dream. The volunteers did a remarkable job of setting up with posters, banners, food and refreshments. Undocumented story tellers recalled and presented their experience to an audience of supporters and elected officials: State Representatives Gene Wu and Alma Allen, Houston City Councilmember Karla Cisneros and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. This bipartisan group was asked to state before cameras their support for a clean Dream Act. They all did. Our undocumented immigrant speakers were all in turn more articulate, eloquent and compelling than the next. More than a chance to appeal to elected officials for firm political support, DREAM ON was a celebration. The night ended with a thirty-minute set from the Mydolls, Houston’s legendary punk band. It was amazing, mind blowing, to see them play in LOCCA’s backyard!! My thanks to all the UWD volunteers who helped set up and break down. Looks like we may do this again next month. Stay tuned!