Sunday, March 15, 2009

Connecting with People

To me one of the best things that have come out of this whole internet "involvement" with DREAM, has been the chance to connect with other fellow undocumented students, and graduates. I have found a close knit group of people from which I can find support, encouragement and relief.

Some i have even met in person, such as Geronimo and Gateway.

This past week I had the fortune of meeting two more of my fellow dreamers. MAGrad and Negrita28. To see and talk to each was a rich and rewarding experience.

Negrita28 i met this Saturday. She is one of the young ones, just a Junior in highschool. She was on a college tour provided by her highschool, and they made a stop at Santa Clara University, where my sister attends. I volunteered my sister to be a tour guide to the 50 or so students, since the University haden't provided them with one. As we walked the campus i got a chance to talk to Negrita28 about her school, plans and interests, and I was amazed at this young lady. At her young age she is commiting herself to higher education despite the barriers placed infront of her. She is clearly the future of America.

MAGrad is one of the most active supporters of the DREAM Act, and she is kinda like a beacon of light in the dark. When we met in Oakland this past Thursday, I hafta admit i was extremely nervous, see MAGrad is an extremely intelligent, articulate and active individual. The perfect representative for DREAM Act.

Our meeting was informal, with some coffee and casual discourse on politics, movies and our ways of dealing with the situation. But I also got alot more, since i could see the intricate network of dedicated students that are working to promote this bill. And although limited by my stoopid work hours, I feel a sense of resposibility towards MAGrad and the Dreamactivist group (among the many others) to do what ever i can to help ease the workload that they have. Because they're working on somthing for all of us.


  1. Awww thanks Gabe. You are really sweet. And lol, there's no need to be nervous. I had a good time talking to you as well.

    I hope you had a blast with Negrita and meeting other folks.

    Check this out -

    Be in touch soon.

  2. meeting other's is always an event in itself. It's great to be able to talk to someone who knows what's going on and you don't have to hold anything back or pretend about certain things. Glad to hear your helping out with the fight. we both have limited free time but every little helps.