Activist Work

Compiled list of activist work over the years, not including volunteer work, nonprofit work, and labor tied to internship experience.

  • Mental Hospital Institutionalization Organizing Work (2017 – 2021)
    • During my involuntary institutionalizations (due to mental health crises), I organized patients inside the hospital, read relevant parts of the Patient Rights’ Handbook aloud every time I saw a violation by the staff, and taught patients how to fill out complaint forms and contact the Patient Advocate.

      I used my training in Public Policy make observations on the structural and architectural ways in which hospitals and emergency rooms have been designed to infantilize and in many cases trigger mental health crises in patients, esp. those who have experienced trauma.
  • Organizing a blockade and protest of a Milo Yiannopolous event (2016).
    • I’m the girl in the picture with the bright green purse. 🙂
    • Worked with protesters and other relevant parties to ensure a safe but successful example of unwavering civil disobedience.
    • Adamantly refused to be identified as the ‘leader’ to media and to school administrators.
  • The Undercommons – UCLA Freedom School (2015-2017)
    • Organized with the UCLA Undercommons during my time as a PhD student in Political Science.

      A collective of Black graduate students (the Black Infinity Complex) … [cultivating a] space of revolutionary learning in another dimension on UCLA’s campus.
  • Occupy Riverside (OWS – Riverside, CA Chapter | 2011 – 2012)
    • Organized and volunteered with Occupy Riverside while pursuing my bachelors degree. Activist work focused on homeless veteran population and extreme socioeconomic inequities.
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