‘Rabble Rousers’ at Oyamel

With a margarita in one hand and ceviche in the other, guests toasted to National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García's new book

With a margarita in one hand and ceviche in the other, guests toasted to National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García‘s new bookRabble Rousers: Agitadores, last night at Oyamel.

The English-Spanish book — with portraits by Lily’s husband, Alberto García — celebrates some of the modern era’s most prominent champions of social justice and their achievements, including Mother Jones, José Martí, Emmeline Pankhurst, Francis Townsend, Mohandas Gandhi, Francisco I. Madero, Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Jr., Harvey Milk, Frieda Zames, Václav Havel, Aung San Suu Kyi, Rigoberta Menchú, Marina Rikhvanova, Dalia Ziada and Gabby Pacheco.

Among those spotted at the event were Dr. Jill Biden; Representatives Cheri Bustos, Debbie Dingell, and Jared Polis; Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley; Ambassador Capricia Marshall; former Governor Ted Strickland; Roland Martin; Randi Weingarten; Tammy Haddad; Hilary Rosen; Sheila Nix; David Litt; Jacqui Kappler; Portia White; Leah Hill; Jackie Kucinich; former Fishbowl editors Matt Dornic and Nick Massella; Emily Heil; Polson Kanneth; Katie Hinman; Tim Burger; Tim Shriver; Linda Potter; Robin Goldman; and Hillary Lefebvre.