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Fermin Vasquez
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Social justice activist, new media specialist, progressive political operative, speaker and writer, Fermin Vasquez, serves as the statewide Communications Coordinator for Californians for Justice. One of Los Angeles’ youngest emerging Latino leaders, Fermin was a Front Line Leaders Academy Fellow with the People for the American Way Foundation, based in Washington D.C. In 2010, Fermin became the first one in his family to graduate from college, from Cal State Los Angeles with a degree in Political Science. He was also a founding member and President of Students United to Reach Goals in Education (S.U.R.G.E.), a support and advocacy organization for those that may not have come here with the right papers, but have been raised with the right values. He is a contributor to the HuffPost LatinoVoices DREAMers Blog Series.

Blog Entries by Fermin Vasquez

Education Not Incarceration for Young Men of Color

21 Comments | Posted March 24, 2012 | 7:17 AM

When people hear the name "Lil Wayne," music of resistance and social criticism is not what comes to mind. However, I was sitting in L.A. traffic last week when my friend played a song I had never heard before. It was Lil Wayne's "Misunderstood" from Tha Carter III album, and...

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The Great Battle of 2012 In California

7 Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 5:19 AM

You may have seen the bad Hollywood B-movies and heard stories about the Mayan calendar prediction of a cataclysmic event in 2012. But what you may not have heard about is the Great Battle of 2012 that will soon be waged in California.

Corporations and the 1%...

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