“How the Personal Becomes the Political: A Conversation with a Dreamer and Advocate”

Editor’s note: This event has been canceled.

The Social Justice Institute, Case Western Reserve University LGBT Center, Cleveland Hillel and Alianza Latina invite the campus community to “How the Personal Becomes the Political: A Conversation with a Dreamer and Advocate.”

This event is part of Hispanic Heritage Month and will be held Friday, Oct. 4, from 12:45 to 2 p.m. at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248).

Elias Rosenfeld, a Brandeis University student, Dreamer and advocate for immigration reform, will present at the event.

Within a few days of his mother’s death in 2009, 11-year-old Rosenfeld was informed by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services that he was now considered undocumented, and would lose many of the rights he had enjoyed since coming to the United States from Venezuela as a child.

Rosenfeld will discuss how his multiple identities—as a Dreamer and a member of the Jewish and LGBT communities—intersect and inform his activist work.

This event is free and open to the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided. RSVP to socialjustice@case.edu.