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Last night was incredible, THANK YOU!

  • Jose Lopez Co-Executive Director
  • Arlenis Morel Co-Executive Director
  • Theo Oshiro Co-Executive Director

Thank you so much for joining us last night. We were inspired by our incredible honorees, and thrilled to hear from them directly, and celebrate together:

“Participating in the hunger strike was one of the best things that could ever happen in my life because during those 18 days without eating, I was thinking of my community, and of the benefits this would bring to our families.” Rubiela Rendon Aunta, Hunger Striker

“Make the Road reminds all of us that real change, transformative change, lasting change, happens from the ground up. It’s fueled by leaders like the hunger strikers… You remind us of the untapped and immense potential and power of our people.” Jerry Maldonado, Director, Ford Foundation

“I was part of the founding group of the Young Lords and that was what provided me with the impetus to understand the necessity to organize people at the grassroots level to effect social change and most importantly… the necessity of controlling your own narrative.” Juan González, Democracy Now!

If you missed it, you can catch our full gala here. Eager for more? Learn more about the incredible work our honorees are doing – check out their bios and full interviews here.

Thank you again to all of our sponsors and host committee members, and to everyone who donated, attended and helped make this event a success.

It’s not too late to take action in the fight for immigrant rights, as we did last night together, or to support all of our work. Please take action here, and donate here.

With deep appreciation,