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“DARE TO BE” GALA: Celebrating Immigrant Women, Trans, and GNC Leadership

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 7PM

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square S, New York, NY, 10012
Wheelchair entrance at 243 Thomson St.

This year, we are celebrating those who dare to be. Women, trans, and gender non-conforming folks are at the forefront of the immigrants’ rights movement and yet so often their work is erased. We want to honor those who dare to be visible; those who fight for gender justice and immigrant justice; those who tear down binaries and borders.

Join us for a night of performances, speakers, and dancing. All tickets include dinner and open bar (21+). We will also be celebrating our most recent victory: the signing of the NY Dream Act into law. All proceeds benefit the New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

All ages are welcome. Free admission for children 13 and under. Please reserve a free ticket if they require a seat.

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Make checks payable to "New York State Youth Leadership Council." Mail to:
New York State Youth Leadership Council
168 Canal Street Fl 6
New York, NY 10013




Mangal Kabob
De Mole
La Sirena


Ivan Rosales
José L. Zacatelco


Aja Durgin
Ivan Rosales
Jay Dalal


Alberto Minotta
Alina Das
Alyshia Galvez
Hernan Carvente
Jennifer Queenan
Nadia Williams


Amy Biegelsen
Antara Afrin
Caitlin Forbes-Gray
Catherine Eusebio
Cesar Andrade
Daniel Auld
Denise Romero
Diane Tosh
Elissa Vinnik
Enoelia Olivares
Heidi Boghosian
Jay Dalal
Jennifer Ching
Jessica Tso
Jocelyn Munguia Chavez
Jonah Kaplan-Woolner
Luigi Mota
Maria Lozano
Meeta Anand
Nadia Williams
Nancy Yang
Olin Winn-Ritzenberg
Oliver Cannell
Patricia Forbes
Rita Kamani
Sarah Frank
Sarika Kumar
Shirley Leyro
Sofya Aptekar
Sumaya Villanueva
Victoria Antonini
Wendy Seligson
Zuly Peralta

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The New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC) is the first undocumented youth-led organization in New York. We give undocumented youth the tools and space to organize and create change for their communities. Through programs for educational advancement, grassroots organizing, leadership development, and self-expression, we create a space for undocumented youth to step into their power and create the change they wish to see.