Angelica Salas • Maritza Agundez
Saturday, 12 October, 3:45 p.m.
A discussion about what’s happening at the border and all the inhumane actions this current administration is taking on migrant children and their families.
Since becoming CHIRLA’s executive director in 1999, Angelica Salas has spearheaded several ambitious campaigns locally, state-wide, and nationally. She helped win in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students and established day laborer job centers that have served as a model for the rest of the nation. She led efforts to allow all California drivers to obtain a driver license and is a leading spokesperson on federal immigration policy as an active member of FIRM and RIFA.
Maritza Agundez attended Occidental College where her double major in Politics and Urban and Environmental Policy provided the theoretical foundation for her advocacy work for underprivileged groups. At Occidental she organized day laborers as an extern for CHIRLA, collaborated with NGO’s in Oaxaca, and received an undergraduate research grant to analyze affordable housing policy in South LA.