Gala 2018 | CHIRLA

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CHIRLA's annual gala is the most prestigious immigrant celebration of the year, bringing together hundreds of community and elected leaders, advocates, supporters, and organizations to recognize excellence in immigrant rights achievements for 2018. At this event, important community leaders are honored for their contributions to our society and impact in the community. It is thanks to these and many other leaders' work that undocumented immigrants in California have access to in-state tuition, financial aid, driver’s licenses, health care, labor protections, and other benefits that help integrate them into the fabric of our state's economy and culture.  

CHIRLA’s 32nd Annual Gala celebrates the spirit, accomplishments and contributions of immigrants and their allies in the face of unprecedented attacks on their livelihood, dignity, and humanity. This year's theme is One Nation, One Family. It addresses the importance of family unity and of forging harmony across a diverse nation, at a time when our democracy hangs by a thread. It is our unity and understanding across ethnicities and languages that makes us a nation – as the Pledge of Allegiance says: "One nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Join us for this special occasion to celebrate our heritage, our resilience, our families, and our unity!

Our honorees this year are:
33rd Attorney General of California
President & CEO of Marguerite Casey Foundation
Distinguished Professor of Chicano Studies and History at the University of California, Santa Barbara
When: Where:
Wednesday, November 14, 2018  Taglyan Complex
5:00 pm – VIP Reception 1201 Vine St.
6:00 pm – Dinner Los Angeles, CA 90038
6:45 pm – Program  

Host Committee
Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader | Hon. Karen Bass | Hon. Judy Chu | Hon. Jimmy Gomez | Hon. Ted Lieu | Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard | Hon. Kevin De Leon | Hon. Janice Hahn | Hon. Mark Ridley-Thomas | Hon. Herb Wesson | Hon. Eric Garcetti | Hon. Gil Cedillo | Hon. Nury Martinez | Hon. Curren D. Price, Jr. | Hon. Monica Rodriguez | Deepak Bhargava | Mario Ceballos | Sue Dunlap | Mario Hernandez | Rusty Hicks | Victor Narro | Manuel Pastor | Butch Schuman | Anthony Thigpenn | Roxana Tynan | Celinda Vazquez

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