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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Causa Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary on October 23

Join Causa as we celebrate 20 years and present the American Dreamer Award to six outstanding individuals and organizations! 

Buy your tickets HERE!

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 at 6:00 p.m
Oaks Pavilion
7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, OR 97202

Tickets: $75 per person

Tickets include dinner, drinks and entrance. Join us as we eat and enjoy live music!

Causa's 20th Anniversary Gala event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with colleagues and friends. If you are a business owner or an organization leader, we urge you to consider buying a table (10 tickets) or half a table (5 tickets) for your staff. This is a meaningful way to support Causa and build camaraderie. Can’t join us? Please consider sponsoring a ticket for a low-income community member. Contact Delia at 

This year’s American Dreamer Awards will go to:

Ramon Ramirez has co-founded Oregon’s leading social justice and racial equity organizations like Causa and farmworker union, PCUN. In his 30+ year career, Ramon has led countless campaigns, established multiple organizations, and made a long lasting impact on the legacy of Latino advocacy in Oregon.

Guadalupe Quinn is a co-founder of Causa, and former board and staff member. Guadalupe has dedicated her life to immigrant rights at the state and local level in her hometown of Eugene. She was a member of Chicano Affairs Center, later Centro Latino Americano. Guadalupe was also founder of the Network for Immigrant Justice in Lane County.

Paul Krissel has been a long-time leader in Oregon’s labor and social justice movements. He spent most of his career working in the labor movement from AFL-CIO to SEIU, and OSEA. Most recently, he served as Causa’s board member and Treasurer for 5 years, and has been an exemplary ally in building relationships between Causa and labor organizations. 

Hozkar Morales Ramos, born in Oaxaca, Mexico with deep ties in Oregon, has been part of the immigrant rights movement since the age of 16.  Hozkar’s active participation has made him a key community leader, sharing important information to Latinos as a radio host for Bustos Media and as a long-time Causa volunteer. 

Representative Jessica Vega Pederson, of Portland’s District 47. Representative Jessica Vega Pederson has been a champion for Latino families in the legislature. Among her many accomplishments, she’s led successful efforts to pass a statewide Paid Sick Days policy, protections for domestic workers, and increasing access to higher education for immigrant students.

Oregon Association of Nurseries has been a leading partner alongside Causa in advocating for Oregon’s Latino immigrant families to restore driving abilities, win immigration reform, and expand deferred action status to immigrant parents.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Thank you to our sponsors!     

Presenting Sponsor    

Gold Sponsors 



Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors


   Somos Hispanas Unidas 

  Melhorn & Associates  

Supporting Sponsors
Muntz & Ghio Attorneys at Law 

If you would like to be a sponsor for Causa's 20th Anniversary Gala please contact Delia at


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