Gala 2019 | CHIRLA

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CHIRLA's Gala 2019 was a celebration of leadership, vision, and courage that could only have been possible thanks to the hard work of our members, support and trust of our funders and supporters, and the love of the community. Thank you for a wonderful night of celebration and hope.


This year we had the privilege of honoring three important community leaders: Lalo Alcaraz, Silvia Argueta, and U.S. Rep. Judy Chu. It is thanks to these and many other leaders' work that undocumented immigrants in California and beyond have access to in-state tuition, financial aid, drivers' licenses, health care, labor protections, and other benefits that integrate them into the fabric of our state's economy and culture. We thank our honorees for making this year’s gala a huge success.



  Relive the moment!
Check out our Gala 2019 photo album.


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Thank you to our event sponsors:



L.A. Care


Our FOUNDER Sponsor:

Cal State LA


PIONEER Sponsors:

CIT Bank Kaiser Permanente Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Western Union


HERITAGE Sponsors:

Anonymous │California Applicants Attorney Association │Entravision│First 5 LA

James Burgess│Oportun UFCW Local 770│Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield


ADVOCATE Sponsors:

AirbnbCalifornia for Safety and Justice Community ChangeReligious of the Sacred Heart of Mary

SEIU Local 721Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Telemundo

Univision 34 Los Angeles Western Dental



Altamed Building Skills Partnership CARECEN California Teachers Association

Center for Responsible Lending and Self-Help Federal Credit Union

IATSE LiUNA Local 300 Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Mercury Pastor Herrera, Jr. SAG/AFTRA The California Endowment

United Steel Workers Local 675


MEDIA Sponsor:

LA Times En Español


Gala 2019 Digital Journal


Special thank you to our Host Committee: 


U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi │Honorable Pete Aguilar│Honorable Karen Bass 

Honorable Gil Cisneros │Honorable Ted Lieu │Honorable Jimmy Gomez

Honorable Lucile Roybal-Allard │Honorable Janice Hahn

Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas│Honorable Gil Cedillo

Honorable Marqueece Harris-Dawson│Honorable Mitch O'Farrell

Honorable Curren D. Price, Jr.│ Honorable Monica Rodriguez│Sue Dunlap

Mario Hernandez│Laureen Lazarovici and Victor Narro 

Manuel Pastor │Celinda Vazquez