Julián Castro on 'Waking Up' from the American Dream

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Julián Castro served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama. He was also mayor of San Antonio. (Photo: Beowulf Sheehan)

Julián Castro, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development first entered the national spotlight when he praised the American dream in his keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. In his new memoir, "An Unlikely Journey," Castro shares his family's story, starting with his grandmother who came to the United States as a 7-year-old orphan, moving on to his activist mother and eventually to the childhood he and his brother, Congressman Joaquin Castro, shared in San Antonio. Julian Castro joins Forum to discuss the state of the Democratic party, his time in the Obama administration, and his possible presidential aspirations for 2020.


Julian Castro, former secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; former mayor, San Antonio; author, "An Unlikely Journey"