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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Friday, September 28 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Dreams of the Dreamers

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DACA recipients on what they really want: to stay in this country; emerge from the shadows; work, go to school or serve in the military; and pay taxes. To be like us.

Supported by Lobby Days

Moderators
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Dara Lind

Senior Reporter for Vox
Lind covers immigration, criminal justice and politics for Vox, where she has worked since the site’s launch in 2014. She has worked as a reporting fellow for University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism and with John Jay College's Center for Media, Crime and Justice... Read More →

Speakers
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Edras Alvarado

DACA Recipient and Student at the University of Houston
Alvarado is a first-generation student of the University of Houston. He moved to the United States from Honduras at the age of 5 and is a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — an Obama-era initiative that protects immigrants brought into the United States... Read More →
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Emelin S. Hernandez Reyes

DACA recipient and Graduate Student at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
Hernandez is a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — an Obama-era initiative that protects immigrants brought into the United States as children from deportation. She has lived in the United States for nearly 13 years and recently completed a bachelor’s... Read More →
avatar for Maria Trevino-Rodriguez

Maria Trevino-Rodriguez

DACA Recipient and Student at the University of Houston
Trevino-Rodriguez is a student at the University of Houston and a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. She has worked on gubernatorial, congressional and city-wide political campaigns. In 2016, she co-led the Houston Beyond ICE campaign. Currently, Trevino-Rodriguez... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Studio 919 at The Texas Tribune 919 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA