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Dreamers: A Discussion about Immigration

Eileen Truax is an award winning journalist with years of experience in Mexico and the United States. She has covered issues ranging from Mexican politics, U.S.-Mexico relations, and immigration issues. Truax was the immigration and Mexican communities reporter for La Opiniòn, and later Online Information Editor for Impremedia.

Currently Truax writes a weekly column titled “Si Muero Lejos de Ti” (If I Die Away From You) for Huffington Post Voices, and is a freelance contributor for several Spanish-Language publications. She also founded a video productions company called Malaspina Producciones, and is the Los Angeles correspondent for Gatopardo magazine. Truax’s first book is titled Dreamers: A Generation's Struggle for the American Dream (2013), is about undocumented students in the United States.

Truax was born in Mexico City, and moved to Los Angeles in 2004. She received her Masters degree in Communication and Politics from Universidad Autònoma Metropolitana, and was a recipient of the Scripps Howard Immigration Training Program fellowship.

This talk is jointly sponsored by the CLSA (Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center) and is in recognition of Latino Heritage Month.