This multi-faith ceremony celebrates the significance of graduation through prayer, Gospel Choir performances, and an address.
Allegra Love is an immigration attorney and director of The Santa Fe Dreamers Project in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The Santa Fe Dreamers Project is a non-profit legal services organization providing free legal representation to New Mexico's immigrant community. The Project's work is centered around the belief that supporting immigrants makes our whole community stronger.
Allegra began her career at Santa Fe Public Schools in 2005 as a bilingual elementary school teacher and followed her passion for working with immigrants to law school. After graduating from the University of New Mexico School of Law, she came to work for the Adelante program of Santa Fe Public Schools, where she founded this project. She volunteers extensively, both in her community and elsewhere, for organizations like the Santa Fe Youth Commission, No More Deaths, and New Mexico Dreamers in Action (NM-DIA). Most recently, she has worked to defend Central American women and children detained on the US border. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Allegra has a BA from Dartmouth College, a JD from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and is a licensed teacher in the state of New Mexico. She loves country music and riding around in trucks.
For more information about Baccalaureate and this year's guest speaker, go to http://www.dartmouth.edu/~tucker/. Doors open at 2:30 pm.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.