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Monday, June 4, 2012

Oregon Immigrant Rights Organization to Hold Annual Gala on June 22nd

Oregon Immigrant Rights Organization to Hold Annual Gala on June 22nd

Zocalo Night to showcase Latin American musicians, folkloric dancers, and food from local restaurants

Salem, Ore. – On June 22nd, Causa will hold its 3rd annual Zocalo Night Gala. The fundraising event will feature Latin American musicians, folkloric dancers, and food stands from local restaurants. Featured entertainment for the event includes Cuban musicians Dina & Bamba Y Su Pilon D’Azucar, Los Chinelos and emcees for the evening, Edna Vazquez and Joaquin Lopez.

During the event, Causa will also present American Dreamer Awards to individuals and organizations that have played a key role in supporting Oregon's Latino community to reach the American Dream. The presenting of these awards at the annual gala is a yearly tradition Causa has been doing for the last three years.

Zocalo Night 2012
Friday June 22, 2012
6:00 to 10:00 PM
Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill
1313 Mill St. SE
Salem, OR 97301

Those wanting to purchase tickets or sponsor the event should visit or contact Andrea Miller at or at 503-551-6573. All proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships will go to support Causa’s immigrant integration work.

Sponsors of this year’s Zocalo Night Gala include Acceso Sin Fronteras, American Federation of State and Municipal Employees (AFSME) Council 75, All Electric, All Star Rental, Dreamers & Rebels, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, El Hispanic News, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 48, Lara Media Servicies, Maps Credit Union, Marion Polk Yamhill Labor Council, Oregon Beverage Services, Paul Krissel Consulting, PH Tech, Salem Health, Service Employees International Union – Oregon Public Employees Union (SEIU-OPEU) Local 503, The Ink Spot, and Willamette Heritage Center.

Members of the media wishing to attend the event should contact Erik Sorensen at 503-488-0263 or at for credentials.


Causa, Oregon's Immigrant Rights Organization, is the largest Latino and Latina civil and human rights and advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. We work to defend and advance immigrant rights through coordination with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. For more information, visit

Zocalo (pronounced so-ka-lo) is the main plaza in the heart of the historic center of many cities across Latin America. It is a place for celebrations, ceremonies, food, dances, live music, and civic engagement.


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