Still Dreaming - Canceled
10/04/2013 - 7:00pm
Monona Terrace - Ballroom A & B
10/4/13, 11:45 am - Due to recent political events in Washington, DC, both events with Congressman Luis Gutierrez have now been canceled. We are working to reschedule the appearance. Please watch the Wisconsin Book Festival web site for information about a rescheduled date. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience to anyone planning to attend.
Congressman Luis Gutierrez’s frank, often hilarious memoir of political awakening and savvy activism in Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill. Beloved by the immigrants and working people whose rights he has championed, Luis Gutierrez is sometimes referred to as the “Martin Luther King” or even “Moses” of Latinos. His forward-thinking perspectives have made him integral in the debates surrounding immigration reform, and his forthright manner has made him a staple of television news commentary. In the no-nonsense, street-savvy, wise-cracking, and passionate voice that has won him such success and acclaim, Gutierrez recounts his political rise. STILL DREAMING is an inspirational, politically-aware memoir that illustrates how a cabdriver and pesky community organizer became such an influential member of Congress.
As a result of the events in Washington DC yesterday, Congressman Luis Gutierrez’s travel plans to Madison have changed and this evening’s Meet & Greet fundraiser with the Congressman is cancelled.
Refunds will be issued for those who purchased tickets to the Meet & Greet event. Please contact the Madison Public Library Foundation at 266-6318 with any questions.
We are very sorry to disappoint those who planned to attend and hope you’ll join us for future events.
Now in his eleventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez has established himself as an effective legislator and energetic spokesman on behalf of his constituents in Illinois' Fourth District in the heart of Chicago. Gutiérrez' tireless leadership championing the causes of the Latino and immigrant communities has led to greater responsibilities within the U.S. Congress and has earned him widespread acclaim throughout the country. As the first Latino to be elected to Congress from the Midwest, Gutiérrez sought opportunities to address long-standing needs facing Latinos and immigrants in his diverse Congressional district, which is home to large and established communities of immigrants from Eastern Europe, Latin America, and elsewhere. On the national level, there is no elected official more committed to or more passionate about protecting and advocating for our nation's immigrant community than Rep. Gutiérrez.