Focused Leadership ~ Reflections from the USSF
Analysis & Reflections | Balder Rosado | Wednesday August 18, 2010 11:10
Hi, my name is Balder, but during the United States Social Forum, I went by Elegost or Rudy. I am an active member of FIERCE. I attend the USSF because it was a great chance for me and for FIERCE to meet new people outside of New York and to really connect with activists and organizers from around the nation. It was also an amazing chance to learn new things from the huge selection of workshops that were going on.
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.