ROMERO VIVE CELEBRATION 2013
A big thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s Romero Vive Celebration such a wonderful event! To the DREAMers, for giving us the occasion, hope, and energy for celebration; to Ric Salinas for his masterful mastering of the ceremonies; to Alejandro Murguía for sharing with us his alma de poeta insurgente; to LoCura Trio for its powerful and heartfelt music; to DJ Lucha Grande for laying down the tracks that got everyone up and dancing; to El Buen Comer and La Cocina for an inexhaustible supply of delicious food (I heartily recommend the ceviche and the nopal); to the evening’s purveyors of fine drink—Stone Brewing Co., Alex Sotelo Cellars, and Cole Hardware; to Terra Gallery for sharing with us such a lovely space; to CARECEN staff for all you do to move us all adelante; and to all our supporters, material, moral, and metaphysical. Thanks!
Here are all the people and organizations who donated in honor of Romero Vive in order to further CARECEN’s work:
Located in San Francisco, the Central American Resource Center—CARECEN—of Northern California provides vital direct services and engages in community development and advocacy to help create a vibrant and thriving Latino immigrant community in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and beyond. We arose from the community and remain firmly a part of it. Founded in 1986 by Salvadoran political exiles and refugees, CARECEN serves more than 10,000 people each year.
Our work at CARECEN is grounded in the following principles:
- Immigration is a human right and individuals have the right to migrate to secure the economic, social, and cultural well-being of their families
- Immigrants have the right to live in security regardless of their immigration status
- Immigrants have the right and the capacity to grow, learn, and develop in their new homeland
- Respect and honor for diverse cultures strengthens movement building and authentic, enduring unity
- Strong immigrant communities are built through education and civic engagement