Progresso Latino Forum Forum with Former Congressman Luis Gutiérrez

Monday, November 18, 2019 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm EST
New Haven Lawn Club 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven
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What’s Next for Latinos After Trump?

Since his election, Donald Trump’s policies, statements and actions have wreaked havoc in Latino communities throughout the country. Whether or not he is re-elected, impeached or defeated at the polls, Latino communities are already thinking about a return to normalcy once he is out of office. However, what was “normal” for Latinos prior to Trump’s election was not necessarily good for our communities, so Latinos are mobilizing, planning and advocating in order to influence what happens next.

Join us in what promises to be an engaging conversation with former Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez as he shares insights from his travels around the country and his continuing advocacy for immigration reform and immigrant rights, veterans' issues, workers’ rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and gender equality.  

Among the topics Mr. Gutiérrez will discuss are: immigration reform, political change in Puerto Rico, the DREAM Act, etc. Born in Chicago of Puerto Rican descent, Gutiérrez is a former supporter of Puerto Rican independence, and the Vieques movement. His supporters have given him the nickname “El Gallito” – the fighting rooster – in reference to his fiery oratory and political prowess.  

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