On Thursday, March 28, 2013, FIERCE mobilized to pack the court for Floyd v. City of New York as part of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR). FIERCE along with the Audre Lorde Project, the Anti-Violence Project, Make the Road NY and Streetwise & Safe held a press conference and rally outside the courthouse to lift up the experiences and voices of LGBTQ communities who are also impacted by police profiling and discriminatory policing practices!
The Bowl-a-thon is a youth-organized grassroots fundraising event that brings together over 150 community members to raise $32,000 to support FIERCE, dress in fantastic costumes, win amazing prizes, and party for social justice! This is FIERCE's most fun and important grassroots fundraising event and we can't do it without you! Don't miss a moment!
Grab your friends, loved ones, and coworkers and sign up your team at www.fiercenyc.kintera.org/2013bowl today!
Applications for FIERCE's paid internship, the Education for Liberation Project (ELP) are finally out! ELP is for LGBTQ youth of color interested in deepening their knowledge about oppression, social justice, our movement and FIERCE.
You much identify as an LGBTQ youth of color between the ages of 13- 23 to apply. Click here to download the application. Applications are due April 7th. Don't hesitate to apply! If you have questions, contact Emerson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TAKE ACTION!! This Saturday, April 12th, would have been Ramarley Graham's 21st birthday. 2 years after being killed by NYPD Officer Haste, there has been no justice or accountability.
Sign and share ColorOfChange.org's petition to call on the Department of Justice to fully investigate this case. Join FIERCE and allies in supporting this petition to call for justice for Ramarley Graham.
This Friday May 9th (the Friday before Mother's Day), the mothers of Anthony Baez, Sean Bell, Amadou Diallo and others will stand in solidarity with Constance Malcolm (mother of #RamarleyGraham) to call on the Dept. of Justice to do a full investigation into the killing of Ramarley. Join Justice Committee (JC), New York Civil Liberties Union - NYCLU, ColorOfChange.org, MXGM's People's Self-Defense Campaign and others to stand w/these mothers.
For more information please contact Lead Organizer John Blasco.
Come out to ROCKBAR NYC on Saturday, February 1st for the Forever FIERCE Fundraiser, brought to you by the Joe Mannetti & Jed Ryan--The CARE BEARS. Featuring live performances, dancing, Raffle Prizes, A Bear Chest Contest and more! Proceeds will benefit FIERCE's work to build the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in NYC!
Join FIERCE, the Audre Lorde Project and Streetwise and Safe for a Community Forum about the latest changes to NYPD policies and procedures and what that means for our communities.
OC Focus: Join the Organizing Committee in continuing our work around a needs assessment for the launch of a new campaign. At this meeting we will break out into our sub-groups: Photo Voicers, Visioners thru Art, Storytellers, Surveyers! Snacks and Metros provided!
New to the OC? No worries - Contact Campaign Fellow at email@example.com for info and getting up to date!
Come Speak Easy about your experiences of violence and policing in New York. Create and experience art from our communities that addresses ways we want to build resiliency and safety for our collective lives. This is event is presented by FIERCE, Streetwise & Safe and the Audre Lorde Project!
Join FIERCE on Sunday, June 29th for Pride Copwatch and Know Your Rights outreach. Copwatch are organized groups of community members who legally observe and document police activities using video cameras. All Copwatch participants are required to attend a Copwatch training, which will be on Wednesday, June 25th from 5-8pm at FIERCE. All team members must be available on Sunday June 29th from 5-11pm to participate in the Copwatch Patrol. Copwatch is open to LGBTQ community members and allies who are over the age of 18.
SAVE THE DATE
FIERCE's BOWL-A-THON is a youth-organized grassroots fundraising extravaganza that brings together over 150 community members to raise money, dress in fantastic costumes, and party - all to support FIERCE! Last year was an epic celebration – this year get ready for even more fun!