Dare to Dream Book Talks

As you may know, the Dream Project began 10 years ago at Emma Violand-Sanchez’s kitchen table. She organized a group
of people who knew students’ immigration status should never limit their educational aspirations. The pandemic presented a
challenge of maintaining this vital sense of community that started at Emma’s home and means so much to Dream Project
students and families. Covid-19 pushed us to create new ways to connect from our own homes while advocating for
undocumented students in the community. Led by Board Member Mark Habeeb and in partnership with Busboys and Poets,
we launched a series of virtual book talks called DARE TO DREAM: Important Conversations about Immigration, which is
open to the public. The books and presenters selected reflect the struggles of our students, Dreamers and the immigrant
community. Thanks to the virtual format, we have had highly esteemed authors such as Four-time Emmy Winner and NPR
reporter, Maria Hinojosa and prize-winning poet, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo. Join us for future talks which can be found
under the “Dare to Dream” section of our website.