Flavia de la Fuente

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Flavia de la Fuente, Irvine DREAM Act Advocate, on NPR's Talk of the Nation

    ​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 >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010

    DREAM Act Supporters Keep Fighting

    From Santa Ana to Texas to Capitol Hill, OC residents prove among the most prominent advocates of the DREAM Act

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    DREAM Act Voted Down, Though Not Because Lack of Effort by OC Dreamers

    Courtesy of Julio Salgado​While 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Watch: Irvine DREAM Activist Charms at UCLA Commencement

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2010

    (UPDATED) The Text of Gustavo's UCLA Commencement Speech

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    OC to Rule UCLA Commencement Speakers Slot Tomorrow

    ​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.