Planet Forward Summit 2018

“Story telling can be tied in to all walks of life” – Anna Sumi; Senior at George Washington University April 5th and 6th I attended a 2-day sustainable storytelling event hosted yearly by Planet Forward. Planet Forward is a project of the Center for Innovative Media at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs in Washington D.C. This project teaches, celebrates, and rewards … Continue reading Planet Forward Summit 2018

Meeting Congressman Payne of Hillside, New Jersey

On October 16th, I met with Congressman Payne which represents my hometown of Hillside. We thanked him for his continuous support of immigration reform. He is #HillsideNJ‘s congressman. I shared with Mr. Payne that I am a Hillside High School Alumni and quickly learned that he too had graduated from HHS. We look forward to having his continuous support and are thankful for leaders like him that … Continue reading Meeting Congressman Payne of Hillside, New Jersey

Meeting with Senator Cory Booker – October 4th

On October 4th, the day before the final DACA renewal deadline, 3 other constituents and I met with our Senator Cory Booker of NJ once again to thank him for his support as well as urge him to reach across the aisle to elected officials who do not support the Dream Act. We were given this opportunity through FWD.us    He then responded to the … Continue reading Meeting with Senator Cory Booker – October 4th

Interview by Jose Diaz Balart of Telemundo & Trip to Washington

On October 3rd, over 100 dreamers from all across the country flew in to the capitol to speak to their representatives about the urgency of passing a clean dream act- this trip was hosted by FWD.us  FWD.us’ mission is to mobilize the tech community to support policies that keep the American Dream achievable in the 21st century. We were able to interview with a variety of channels … Continue reading Interview by Jose Diaz Balart of Telemundo & Trip to Washington

Make the Road New Jersey: DACA

‘Dreamers’ in fear of deportation rally for security During this speech above, Sara spoke about the impact that the decision of terminating DACA would have on her community, family and herself. This took place at New Jersey City University accompanied by her friend Erika, also a dreamer as well as Senator of NJ Bob Melendez and State Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto. Make The Road New … Continue reading Make the Road New Jersey: DACA