Lighting Hope and Opportunity for DREAM ACT Vigil
A part of national vigils in support of the federal DREAM Act
WHAT: Candle-light vigil, and procession at San Diego Mesa College in support of the DREAM Act which is scheduled for a decisive vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. So far, vigils will take place concurrently in New York, California (Los Angeles, San Diego, Stockton, Redlands, San Francisco), Michigan, North Carolina, Colorado, Illinois, and Washington.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – Music, Opening Remarks and Vigil Begins
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Short Program-Music, Poetry, DREAM Student Testimony
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Candle Light Procession- Closing Remarks
WHERE: Enter through Mesa College Drive; left at Mesa College Circle; park in the A Lots by the flagpole.
WHO: This vigil is being hosted by Justice Overcoming Boundaries (JOB) , a countywide-interfaith community organization, and the San Diego DREAM Team, a coalition of DREAM Act students from College and University Campuses throughout San Diego County.
WHY: On the eve of a very important vote in the House of Representatives on the DREAM Act, organizations in at least eight states have called for a national day of action the evening of Tuesday, December 7, 2010 to step up the pressure and educate the general public about why DREAM Act makes sense to families and the economy.
SPEAKERS: Dr. Constance Carroll-Chancellor of San Diego Community College District(SDCCD), Peter Zschiesche, SDCCD Trustee, DREAM Students, Rev. Madison Shockley-Pastor of Pilgrim United Church of Christ, music by Jaime Romo.