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Our Existence Is Resistance

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Dear Lake County: We need to advocate for undocumented immigrants. We need to strengthen our resources, access, and opportunity for families to frame their foundation. Lake County needs to become a sanctuary county, so undocumented immigrants can thrive not just survive.  Sanctuary cities are designed to curb the involvement of the federal immigration authorities for… Continue Reading Our Existence Is Resistance

Women’s History Month

Thursday, March 21, 2019

  As I reflect on the Month of March, as International Women’s History Month, that celebrates the many women who made a difference in our community, the nation, and the world, it reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone.” This… Continue Reading Women’s History Month

Advocacy Starts With “Me”

Monday, December 17, 2018

Briana Tomblin A Doctor stares intently at a patients x-ray results after many minutes of silence he finally says, “Wow did you know your lungs are full of fluid” the patient perks up. Although, this isn’t news anyone wants to hear she is hopeful that someone is finally going to take her concerns seriously. You… Continue Reading Advocacy Starts With “Me”

Sex Trafficking in Our Community

Monday, April 16, 2018

I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, in a lower-middle-class neighborhood. When friends would visit they would tell me about the drug deals they saw at the local corner store, or the pimp standing outside the barbershop. I say this not to relate, but to make a point: I saw poverty, but never experienced it; same… Continue Reading Sex Trafficking in Our Community

Yes, We are Still Here!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

On May 1, 2017, I started working for YWCA Lake County. No not YMCA and yes, there is a YWCA in Lake County. YWCA Lake County is a non-profit organization working to eliminate racism and empower women across all 52 municipalities in Lake County. We provide a number of resources and services such as assisting… Continue Reading Yes, We are Still Here!