Widened Perspectives, Gained Inspiration ~ Reflections from USSF
Analysis & Reflections | Gabi Padilla, Guest Blogger | Tuesday August 17, 2010 10:45
After going to the "Creating Change" conference in February in Dallas, Texas, where I attended a queer youth of color summit hosted by FIERCE, the United States Social Forum was brought to my attention by organizers in my own city and by those I had made relationships with from all over the nation in Dallas.
FIERCE Determination~Reflections from the USSF
Analysis & Reflections | Christopher Baez | Tuesday August 17, 2010 10:34
My name is Christopher Baez, and I'm an active member at FIERCE. I have been involved with the organization for a year and a half. Growing up as a low-income LGBTQ youth of color in New York City, I wanted to create change for my communities. Over the past several years, I began to see that social justice work and organizing is where my passion lies.
Throughout my time at FIERCE, I’ve been told that I am a very warm hearted person that attracts people to me. I feel that it is up to each of us to carve our way and build strong ties with people. The more people you know, the more you learn about yourself.
For Us, By Us: Media Justice to Build LGBTQ Youth Movement & Communities
Reflections on the 2010 Allied Media Conference
Analysis & Reflections | Rudy "Elegost" Rosado | Monday June 21, 2010 11:34
My name is Rudy “Elegost” Rosado. I’m an active FIERCE Member and am part of the Outreach Team and Media Crew.
For the past three days, I’ve been at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, Michigan with fellow FIERCE member Ash Hammond and FIERCE Communications Director Manny Vaz. The Allied Media Conference is a place for learning about communications and media. It’s a place for people to talk with each other to build a stronger social justice movement. The three-day conference included workshops, caucuses, community art projects, and technical trainings on nearly everything and anything to do with arts and media.
Impact of Student Metrocard Cuts!!
How the cut of student metrocards affect LGBTQ youth of color?
Analysis & Reflections | Veronica Tirado | Monday March 22, 2010 6:48
Student metro cards are extremely important for all students especially those who live in low-income households. Many students receiving public school education are in fact, a person who comes from a middle class to low income home. This means that students who struggle to meet their basic needs like housing, food, clothing, and other necessities will have to continue to prioritize what is more important.
Reflections on the G-20 Summit
Analysis & Reflections | Christopher Baez | Thursday November 12, 2009 2:25
Some times pushing yourself is key to finding out your capabilities. Stepping up to the plate may be your defining moment. My name is Christopher Baez, and I have been an active member at FIERCE for a year. I am very passionate about social justice work and my objective is to bring our world together through organizing.