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May 16nd
Victor Aronow-Civil Rights in Arizona

Victor Aronow graduated from Boston College Law School in 1970 and moved to Phoenix to work in legal services. He has been practicing criminal defense, civil rights law, and representing demonstrators for the last forty five years. He is a member of Refugee Aid, a local organization supporting asylum refugee families and of Uncage and Reunite, which seeks the release of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers from detention and the reunification of separated asylum families. He was a founder of Radio Phoenix, an all-volunteer internet radio station which has been on the air for 11 years and serves as its Special Projects Manager.

 

Victor will be speaking about "From Monroe to Miller: 200 years of  Immigration in 45 Minutes."


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Meet our 2019 Live Your Dream Award recipients this year.

Brandy T., our 3rd place awardee, is pursuing a nursing degree and was recently admitted into the co-current enrollment program through GCC and NAU. She anticipates graduating in May 2020.  Brandy's dream is to become a geriatric nurse.  She is a single mother to her 10-year-old daughter.

Cynthia C.
, our 2nd place awardee, is pursuing a degree in molecular bioscience and biotechnology at ASU with an anticipated graduation date of December 2021.  She plans to become a doctor or obtain a PhD.  She is a single mother to her 14-year-old son and helps support her grandmother. She was an at-risk youth, her parents and brothers are incarcerated and she suffered abuse. She is the first in her family to attend college.

Chelsea L., our 1st place winner, was not able to attend our March 21 program meeting due to her class schedule.  She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at ASU and will graduate this May. Her goal is to obtain her PhD. Chelsea is the single mom of a three-year-old daughter.  At one point in her life Chelsea struggled with drug addiction and was homeless living on the streets. She now mentors other women struggling with addition and one of her references cited that “Chelsea is a perfect example of how it doesn’t matter where you came from or what your past is…she taught me that our past does not define our future and that hard work pays off.” 

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