Analysis & Reflections

Wake Up, Rise Up!

Wake Up, Rise Up Statement with ALP, AVP, SRLP, SAS, & GRIOT Circle

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wake Up, Rise Up!

To those we have lost to police brutality: Eleanor Bumpurs, Tyisha Miller, LaTanya Haggerty, Tanesha Anderson, Aura Rosser, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin . . .

Unpublished

We don't need 1000 cops!

FIERCE Youth Organizer Testimony to the NYC City Council Finance Committee

My name is Robin. I’m a youth organizer apart of FIERCE, an organization for LGBTQ youth of color dedicated to community empowerment. I’d like to thank the Committee on Finance, and the chair Julissa Ferreras for allowing me to testify. I’d also like to thank the organizations here that are speaking in solidarity with me.

Safety Begins & Ends with Us: A collective response to violence by FIERCE, the Audre Lorde Project and Streetwise & Safe

Friday, July 12, 2013

As pride month ends we want to remember and mourn the recent waves of hate violence and police violence across New York City, from the West Village to the 79th precinct in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. With history as a guide, we expect hate violence against our communities to increase in response to the recent LGBT victories. The hate violence and police violence that has occurred raises the question: How are we creating mechanisms of response, safety, and accountability, within our communities that do not further criminalize or police our collective bodies? Increased policing does not create safety for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Transgender, Gender Non Conforming, and Queer (LGBTSTGNCQ) people, especially when Trans and Gender Non-Conforming people, Youth, and People of Color (POC) are among the communities often targeted and harassed by police.

FIERCE and Right to the City NYC holds solidarity action on the 3rd anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina & Rita

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth & New Orleans Share Struggle Against Gentrification

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What: On Friday, August 29th, Right to the City NYC, a coalition of more than a dozen community-based groups, will commemorate the 3rd Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a rally and march to express solidarity with the displaced residents of the Gulf Coast and to demonstrate that the issues affecting New Orleans residents are also devastating low-income communities in New York City. FIERCE, a community organization dedicated to building the political power of LGBT Youth, is a member of the Right to the City Alliance and will be present at the March in solidarity.

Miss Major-Jay Toole Building for Social Justice Statement on the closing of Queers for Economic Justice

Friday, December 20, 2013
It is with profound sadness that we learned of Queers for Economic Justice’s decision to close, based on the funding climate. The closing of QEJ is an incredible loss for social justice and queer liberation movements. As we mark this moment in time, we would like to uplift QEJ’s legacy of centering the needs, experiences and voices of queer people living in poverty.
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