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.
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Hey everyone my name is Chey. I’m a member of FIERCE and I’m here right now to talk about why the pier is important to me. The pier is important to me because it is a place where I can go to escape and act like my true self. I grew up in a very accepting family but I was never really sure if society would be accepting of who I was. Not as a person but as a LGBTQ youth.
Campaign Steering Committee or (CSC), Team leaders Paul and Emerson recently facilitated their second CSC Team meetings on Thursday, November 20th at FIERCE. The meeting was a massive success. Topics included: orientation to the CSC team, team structure and planning a very fab-u-lous CSC Team Bonding and Planning day among the entire team….in the words of the famous Ballroom Scene Community, “girl it was a kiki…”
As many of you know, FIERCE has been engaged in a campaign for the past year to get a 24-hr LGBTQ youth center on the pier. After a year of attending meetings and making our presence heard in the community and to the Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT) the board has decided to decline the Camp Group/ Urban Dove proposal that has been on the table since at least May 2007.