Category Archives: New York

Cyntoia Brown: Born to Oppression, Jailed by Exploitation, Freed by Resistance

This is an open letter to you, Cyntoia Brown. We share in the general jubilation of the gubernatorial clemency which will enable you to leave prison this August.  After spending 15 years behind bars.  For having struck back at the man who bought you for sex when you were 16 years old.  There is an implicit irony in this matching of … Continue Reading ››

AF3IRM NYC Stands in Solidarity with March for Our Lives; Underscores the Link with Misogyny, Domestic Violence and Mass Violence

NEW YORK — As our youth and students take to the streets today to compel Washington DC to enact stricter gun controls, AF3IRM NYC sends its support and gratitude to the hundreds of thousands of young people who have decided to take control of the state of violence in this nation.  By doing so, they take control of their and … Continue Reading ››

TeleSur Co-Host and Producer Claudia De La Cruz Joins AF3IRM October 21st CenterShiftII Conference

Media Contact: [email protected] Tel: (917) 397-0989 NEW YORK—To this South Bronx native whose parents are first generation immigrants from the Dominican Republic, “life is a political project.” Claudia De La Cruz, creator of Da Urban Butterflies, a center meant to develop the character of leadership among young women, has been hard at work for the last two decades on that project. She … Continue Reading ››