April 15, 2018 - Progressive Mariposa are pleased to announce the return of Tomas Evangelista and Doris Romero Baccala, co-founders of California Dreamers, to the next Progressive Mariposa General Meeting on Sunday, April 22, 2018. The meeting will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Miner’s Roadhouse 140 in Mariposa.
(Pictured l-r): Doris Romero Baccala and Tomas Evangelista will discuss recent DACA developments and updates in California in a presentation for Progressive Mariposa. The public is welcome.
Tomas Evangelista is a DACA recipient from Auburn, California. He came to the United States at the age of 2, and at 6 he moved to Northern California to live with his grandparents. Tomas ran Cross County and Track at Placer High School and attended American River College where he received an A.A. in Social Science. He received an Athletic Scholarship and attended California State University, Stanislaus. He completed his B.A. in Kinesiology in 2014 and is currently working for a non-profit organization called the Latino Leadership Council where he is the program manager of their Mental Health and Homeless Outreach program. Tomas is also the co-founder of California Dreamers, an organization that encourages Dreamers to speak out about their own personal stories to educate the community. He also creates community service events for Dreamers and supporters.
Doris Romero Baccala was born in El Salvador, she immigrated to the United States at the age of five and has lived in Auburn (Placer County) California since then. Doris is heavily involved in the community as well as in accomplishing her educational goals. She is currently studying Psychology and Sociology at Sierra College Community College and wishes to transfer to California State University, Sacramento. She is also Placer County's youngest Rotarian on the Board of Directors, a Placer County Youth Commissioner as well as Co-Founded a (soon to be) non-profit organization called California Dreamers. California Dreamers encourages immigrants to share their own personal stories and educate the community on issues involving immigration. Doris hopes to inspire other youth in creating the change they wish to see in their communities.
Progressive Mariposa, Inc. is a non-partisan group who strive to educate our members and communities with timely and appropriate information and calls to action on specific issues and policies. General Meetings are open and free to the public, although donations to defray room and program costs are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ProgressiveMariposa.org for more information about other activities and events.