Watertown Event Features “Dreamer” Who Spoke About Undocumented Children in Congress


A woman who marched from Florida to Washington, D.C., to testify before Congress on behalf of “Dreamers,” that helped lead to the passage of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) legislation.

Gaby Pacheco will speak at Watertown Middle School on Jan. 16 at the Watertown Anti-Bias Coalition event, “Undocumented + Unafraid: Lessons from a Dreamer.” The Watertown Middle School Chorus will also perform that evening, which is part of the town’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities.

The Anti-Bias Coalition formed after antisemitic symbols were found at two of the Watertown Schools. It includes Watertown Public Schools staff, students, parents, and community members, who work together “to promote equity and inclusion through transformative conversations, education, and activism.”

The group put out the following information about the event:

Join us Thursday Jan. 16, 2020 atWatertown MiddleSchool from 6:30-8 p.m. for an evening with Gaby Pacheco and the Watertown Middle School Chorus.

Gaby Pacheco marched 1,500 miles from Florida to D.C. as an undocumented student activist in the 2010 Trail of Dreams. Her courage and perseverance led to the passage of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). She was also the first undocumented Latina to testify for Congress. Her story reminds us that Dr. King’s legacy of nonviolence is still being used effectively today.

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