US Rep. Gutierrez to discuss hopes for immigration reform bill at Rice Oct. 21


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

US Rep. Gutierrez to discuss hopes for immigration reform bill at Rice Oct. 21

HOUSTON – (Oct. 14, 2013) – U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., will speak at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 21 on his views about the immigration reform bill currently stalled in Congress and how his life, traced in his recently published memoir, has been affected by the nation’s immigration system. The public event is hosted by the Baker Institute’s Mexico Center, Rice University Office of Public Affairs’ Multicultural Community Relations and Jane Moser Presents.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.

Who:               U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. He will be introduced by Texas state Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston.

What:             “Still Dreaming: My Hopes for the Immigration Reform Bill” discussion.

When:             Monday, Oct. 21, 6-7:30 p.m.

Where:           Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

Gutierrez, a 10-term member of the House of Representatives, is the author of “Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

To view the event description, visit Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775.


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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.