FIERCE Launches New National Program
FIERCE Frontlines | Wednesday December 23, 2009 11:49
This year, FIERCE launched a new national program to build more strategic avenues for increasing the political power of LGBTQ youth across the country and to address the gap in youth leadership within the broader LGBTQ movement
As part of the national program, we are excited to announce that FIERCE will be hosting the first-ever LGBTQ Youth of Color Organizing Summit at the Creating Change Conference in Dallas, Texas on February 3, 2010.
FIERCE Frontlines: Winter 2009
Season's Greetings & Happy New Year
FIERCE Frontlines | Wednesday December 23, 2009 10:54
Welcome to the year-end edition of FIERCE Frontlines, the quarterly e-newsletter of FIERCE, a membership-led organization working to build the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in New York City.
As this year comes to a close, we’d like to thank you for all the hard work, dedication and support you’ve given to help make 2009 one of our most successful, memorable and exciting years to date! We look forward to keeping the momentum going into 2010, the year of our 10th Anniversary.
Base Building and Outreach Report for 2009
FIERCE Frontlines | Elegost Rosado | Tuesday December 22, 2009 7:08
One of the things I love about being part of a member-led organization is that we can run multiple projects and major campaigns as long as members are passionate and involved. This is where Base-building and Outreach comes in.
Building FIERCE’s membership base is the foundation of our work; without our members, we couldn’t run campaigns, create media or fundraise.
Youth Development Program Picks Up Speed in 09
FIERCE Frontlines | Veronica Tirado | Monday December 21, 2009 7:39
The Youth Development Program at FIERCE is a very important component of our work that has been recently incorporated into FIERCE’s organizing model. The Youth Development program functions to build and support members’ development of their wellness and sustainability in the organizing movement.
For the past couple of months, I have been co-organizing and participating in the youth development program at FIERCE as an Education for Liberation Project (ELP) 3 intern. Prior to ELP3, I participated in Youth Development activities and can say that the program is extremely necessary not just at FIERCE but in the social justice movement as a whole.
Featured Events | Madel Hidalgo | Friday December 11, 2009 6:55
Tabata Tuesday (TT) is an event that goes on at the FIERCE office where members and even some staff get together to work out.
Izumi Tabata was a researcher that invented the workout theory. He believed that instead of doing normal exercises (ex. running) for long periods of time, it’s better to push our bodies to the max for short periods of time and take little breaks in between. For example: Do as many jumping jacks as you can in one min and take a 10 second break and do that over again for 4 minutes.
The goal is to push your body and see how much you can do. It is like a competition with yourself. In each session, we keep track of our repetitions and try to beat our last round each time.