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Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) to Return to Casa at UC Berkeley, Speak to Students 4/21

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Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Coordinator, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell)

Legislator Lived at Casa as Cal Undergrad

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – On April 21, Assemblymember Luis Alejo, who represents the 28th Assembly district (San Benito County, the Salinas Valley, North Monterey County, South Santa Clara County and the city of Watsonville), will return to UC Berkeley and speak to students at Casa, the multi-ethnic student housing cooperative where he lived as a Cal undergrad in the mid-1990s. He will be welcomed by Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion Gibor Basri and be introduced by a Casa student from the 28th district, Silvia Perez of Watsonville. There will be a question-and-answer session following Mr. Alejo’s presentation.

WHAT: Assemblymember Luis Alejo speaks to Casa students.

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WHO: Assemblymember Luis Alejo, Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion Gibor Basri, Casa resident and architecture student Silvia Perez, Greenlining Institute Executive Director Orson Aguilar, Casa Program Director Arcelia Gallardo.

WHERE: Casa, 2336 Piedmont Ave. (between Durant and Channing), Berkeley.

WHEN: Thursday, Apr. 21, 5:30 p.m.

NOTES: Dinner will be provided. Because space is limited, please RSVP to [email protected]. Journalists wishing to attend should RSVP to [email protected].

Originally founded in 1970 by Latino students, Casa has been operated by The Greenlining Institute since 2004 as a multi-ethnic cooperative committed to fostering academic success and cross-racial understanding. Casa students receive many types of support, including on-site tutoring and work-study opportunities, and participate in a variety of community-building activities and discussion forums on critical issues.