CLASP’s Young Adult Engagement Strategy (YAES) intentionally consults with young leaders who are experts in their respective policy fields, centering their voices in our national policy agenda and working toward narrative change. To celebrate young people and their work, we interviewed some of our youth and young adult partners.
As a DACA recipient myself, I woke up on June 18th feeling the anxious anticipation we had all experienced over the past few months, but with a distinct notion that today was the day. That morning, I refreshed my browser one last time and read what my eyes could hardly believe. We won.
June is Pride and Immigrant Heritage Month. To celebrate, CLASP interviewed Ricardo Chavez (pronouns: any), the programs director of Dream Action Oklahoma, who discussed embracing all aspects of one's identity, the importance of vulnerability, and the need for solidarity.