Helana Huang, Director of Oregon Voice and Oregon DREAMers were among this year’s Reaching the American Dream honorees. There were also several surprise honorees which included Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown, Western States Center, and departing Causa staff member, Aeryca Steinbauer.
The goal of this year’s gala was to raise money to support Causa's new Immigration Legal Services being used in our Naturalization and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs. Both programs are providing needed services to thousands of Latino immigrants in our state.
Among those who attended included leaders from Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, ACLU of Oregon, Oregon AFL-CIO, Adelante Mujeres, Northwest Health Foundation, APANO, Pride Foundation, Oregon Student Association and others. Several elected officials were also in attendance including Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown, Oregon State Representatives Alissa Keny-Guyer and Michael Dembrow and Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz.
Causa Oregon thanks the following businesses and organizations for their support and help in bringing this exciting event together: Xavier y Su Banda Clasica, All Star Rentals, Oregon Beverage Services, Cha Cha Cha, Water Avenue Coffee, Mercy Corps, Ink Spot Printing, Adelante Mujeres, Adelante Empresas, El Hispanic News, Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Northwest Health Foundation, Pride Foundation, AFL-CIO, Accesso Sin Fronteras, Las Mujeres de PSU, Immigrant Law Group, and Lara Media.
Those wishing to still contribute to help support Causa’s Naturalization and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs, can visit Causa’s website by linking here: http://causaoregon.org/get-involve/donate/
For more information on how your organization or business can sponsor next year's Coming Out For Courage Celebration, please contact Luis Guerra at firstname.lastname@example.org.