Rebel Girls: Good Night Stories
Posted September 2020
Listen Tereza Lee's story that inspired the Dream Act, read by Emerson Collective President and Founder Laurene Powell Jobs.
Tereza Lee was a promising young pianist who grew up with a secret. Her family was undocumented, and they feared that if discovered the family could be separated and face deportation. When a U.S. Senator heard her story, he introduced the 2001 DREAM Act, a bipartisan bill to provide a pathway to legal status for undocumented youth who immigrated as children. Tereza was the first “dreamer.”