Pride month celebrates who we are and the power of coming out. It’s also a time to acknowledge the risk associated with coming out for many LGBTQ+ people around the world and in our communities. The panelists will share what it is like to be at the intersection of two stigmatized communities: being an immigrant, being undocumented, and being LGBTQ+. We will hear about how undocumented immigrants create and conceal parts of their identity to cope with discrimination and negative stereotypes. We will highlight pending legislation and how DA members can forward the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 and the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021
This event is part of our all day PRIDE marathon and is cohosted with the DA Hispanic Caucus.
Our Moderator will be Juan Cerda of DA-Paris
Speakers include Departed Dreamers Tawheeda Wahabzada and Monsy; DACA applicant Yari; Nicole Salgado author of Amor & Exile, Randall Emery of American Families United; immigration lawyer and former DemsAbroad DNC Representative Bob Bragar
Invited: Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American (pending)