My news story this week highlighted how Orange Countians have helped push the DREAM Act--which would create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented college students--to national prominence. One of them was Flavia de la Fuente, an Irvine native, UCLA's most-recent valedictorian, and currently in ... More >>
Courtesy of Julio SalgadoWhile the Know Nothings of both the ethnic and sexual types gloat over today's death of a defense bill in the Senate that included provisions to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" ban of LGBT service members and to pass the DREAM Act, OC's local Dreamers burnt ... More >>
We've all read Gustavo's speech for UCLA's class of 2010 for commencement. Some of us may have even watched it. But he keeps raving about the opening act that came before him from Flavia de la Fuente, a UCLA undergrad, DREAM-Act advocate and Irvine native.So you're curious about what sh ... More >>
This is Gustavo, writing from the past. I've scheduled this post to go live at 6:30 p.m, probably just a couple of minutes after I gave this speech at UCLA commencement ceremony. These are my prepared remarks--I'm not planning to stray from them unless some people not happy with me say something. ... More >>
Tomorrow, I will drive to my alma mater, UCLA, to give the school's commencement speech, a subject I've written about way too much already. Really, the person you should pay attention to is the student commencement speaker, as she's one of our own: Flavia de la Fuente of Irvine.