SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, May 16, 2014
Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square
55 Cyril Magnin Street
San Francisco, CA
In celebration of 35 years of advocating for the civil rights of all immigrants,
the Immigrant Legal Resource Center presents
The Nancy Pelosi Award for Immigration & Civil Rights Policy to
The Honorable Tom Ammiano
California State Assemblymember
The Phillip Burton Award Immigration & Civil Rights Advocacy to
Co-Director of the Bridge Project
RSVP by May 1, 2014
The Honorable Tom Ammiano, California State Assemblymember
Tom Ammiano is a San Francisco leader who has served the city four decades as a teacher, civil rights leader, educator, Supervisor and Assemblymember.
In 1975, he became the first public school teacher in San Francisco to make his sexual orientation public knowledge.
Ammiano was elected to the San Francisco School Board in 1990 and to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1994. He remained on the Board until his election as Assemblymember in 2008.
Accomplishments as a Supervisor include institution of district elections, a city Health Care Security Ordinance, a domestic partners ordinance, and a municipal ID system to benefit those who can’t get conventional identification.
In the Assembly, he authored bills that became laws to encourage seeking help for overdose cases, reduce bullying (Seth’s Law), reduce unfair deportations, give labor rights to domestic workers, protect transgender students, aid LGBT foster youth and protect tenants from unfair evictions.
Gaby Pachecho, DREAMer Activist & Co-Director of the Bridge Project
Gaby Pacheco came to the U.S. at the age of 7 from Guayaquil, Ecuador. She has gained notoriety nationally for her courageous advocacy for the DREAM Act and immigration reform since 2004. In 2005, Gaby founded the Florida immigrant youth network known as Students Working for Equal Rights, as part of the Florida Immigrant Coalition. There she met three other undocumented students with whom she led a national Trail of Dreams, a four-month campaign walk from Miami to the nation’s capital—to call attention to the plight of immigrant families threatened by deportation. Gaby dreams of one day becoming a musical therapist to work with people with autism and down syndrome. She has an Associate in Arts in Music Education, an Associate in Science in Early Childhood education, and a Bachelors in Special Education K-12.
She currently serves immigrants nationally as the Co-Director of the Bridge Project which works on connecting individuals from across the political spectrum to achieve immigration reform that is sensible and workable for all. As well, she serves as the Program Director for TheDream.US, a national multimillion dollar scholarship fund for DREAMers.
Honorary Phillip Burton Immigration & Civil Rights Awards Committee
The Honorable John Avalos, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
The Honorable London Breed, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
The Honorable David Campos, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Carmen Chu, San Francisco Assessor-Recorder
Jose Cisneros, San Francisco Treasurer
The Honorable Malia Cohen, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
The Honorable Mark Farrell, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
The Honorable Kamala Harris, Attorney General of California
The Honorable Barbara Lee, U.S. Representative for California
The Honorable Mark Leno, California State Senator
The Honorable Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California
The Honorable Jackie Speier, U.S. Representative for California
The Honorable Phil Ting, California State Assemblymember
Hotel Parking Information:
Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin Street
(415) 392-8000 x6702
Estimated cost for 4 hours: $40
Downtown Center Garage
325 Mason Street (Mason & O'Farrell)
Estimated cost for 4 hours: $32
400 Taylor Street (Taylor & O'Farrell)
Estimated cost for 4 hours: $25
Fifth & Mission Garage
833 Mission Street
Estimated cost for 4 hours: $8
For more information contact:
(415) 255-9499 x 742
2013 Phillip Burton Immigration & Civil Rights Awards Highlights