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Progressive Mariposa are pleased to announce the return of Tomas Evangelista and Doris Romero Baccala, co-founders of California Dreamers, to the next Progressive Mariposa General Meeting on April 22, 2018. The meeting will be held from 10a to 1p at Miner’s Roadhouse 140 in Mariposa.
Tomas Evangelista is a DACA recipient from Auburn, California. He came to the United States at the age of 2, and at 6 he moved to Northern California to live with his grandparents. Tomas ran Cross County and Track at Placer High School and attended American River College where he received an A.A. in Social Science. He received an Athletic Scholarship and attended California State University, Stanislaus. He completed his B.A. in Kinesiology in 2014 and is currently working for a non-profit organization called the Latino Leadership Council where he is the program manager of their Mental Health and Homeless Outreach program. Tomas is also the co-founder of California Dreamers, an organization that encourages Dreamers to speak out about their own personal stories to educate the community. He also creates community service events for Dreamers and supporters.
Doris Romero Baccala was born in El Salvador, she immigrated to the United States at the age of five and has lived in Auburn (Placer County) California since then. Doris is heavily involved in the community as well as in accomplishing her educational goals. She is currently studying Psychology and Sociology at Sierra College Community College and wishes to transfer to California State University, Sacramento. She is also Placer County’s youngest Rotarian on the Board of Directors, a Placer County Youth Commissioner as well as Co-Founded a (soon to be) non-profit organization called California Dreamers. California Dreamers encourages immigrants to share their own personal stories and educate the community on issues involving immigration. Doris hopes to inspire other youth in creating the change they wish to see in their communities.
“My name is Julio Molina and I graduated with a BA in Politics. I currently reside in Sacramento, CA. After college I moved back to Sacramento to be closer to my family due to rising family events caused by the current political climate. Sacramento has been my home since I was 2 years old. Growing up in Sacramento, I lived in an underprivileged community called, Del Paso Heights. Because I experienced the struggles of an undocumented and an at-risk student, I dedicate my time to becoming an advocate for our undocumented families and at-risk youth.
I have been working for a Property Managing Company as the Assistant Property Manager for a year and a half. Aside from work I’m serving as the president of a non-profit organization, Dream. Develop. Do., Sacramento activist and advocate for immigration and educational rights, a community organizer, a Know Your Rights Trainer, and currently in the process of launching a pilot documentary series called, “City of Champions.” My ultimate goal is to become an immigration lawyer and legal consultant for organizations committing to change.”
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