Light & Verity


A student activist is invited to the State of the Union.

Roman Castellanos

Roman Castellanos

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“Yale has been an incredible opportunity for me to learn how to exist in spheres with concentrated levels of power, capital, and influence, without letting me forget why am I here, and who I am here for.”

—Viviana Andazola Marquez ’18, in the February 6 Yale Daily News. Andazola Marquez’s father was deported to Mexico in December, despite efforts on his behalf by Yale students and by legislators in her home state of Colorado; she was a guest of US Representative Ed Perlmutter (D–CO) at the State of the Union address in January.

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