By: Viviana Hurtado, Ph.D.
Join us today, as we hang out with Congressman Luis Gutiérrez–the Illinois Democrat who publishes this October his memoir Still Dreaming. Both critics and supporters call Congressman Gutiérrez a “maverick”–for bucking both Republicans and President Obama as he fights for issues, especially comprehensive immigration reform. Learn about his childhood in Chicago and Puerto Rico and his experiences working his way up through the Chicago city council to Congress–each a political minefield in its own right. In the telling of his story framed by the politics of the last 30 years, the Congressman shares a quintessential American story of (im)migration, hard work, and determination.
Click here to access this hangout today, Wednesday, October 9 from 12 noon to 12:30 PM EST.
The Congressman has donated copies of Still Dreaming to giveaway to two L4LL readers.
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