By: Gabriela Yareliz I am so proud of how the city of Gainesville and the University of Florida handled Richard Spencer’s visit. The diverse and inclusive community protested and made his visit pointless, nonviolent (with the exception of some minor injuries), and he was pretty much hostile the entire time. He ended his speech earlyContinue reading “Gainesville”

Monday Inspiration: August 14, 2017

When I was thinking about what to share today, I couldn’t quite string words together to describe all the pain, hatred and horrific events we witnessed this weekend. My friend Elli Anne sent me this Bible verse today. Its truth resonated with me. Its truth is always relevant. :: If anyone says, “I love God,”Continue reading “Monday Inspiration: August 14, 2017”

Speaking of silence

By: Gabriela Yareliz In my criminal procedure class, my professor sometimes asks us what our reaction is to some sort of controversial issue, and the response is sepulchral silence. He shakes his head and tells us how he grew up with a vocal generation that protested Vietnam and civil rights violations. The silence continues. ESPNContinue reading “Speaking of silence”

Immigration Reform Rally 2013-May Day NYC

By: Gabriela Yareliz It was a pleasure marching yesterday for Immigration Reform through Manhattan with a united group of dreamers and reformers. My admiration goes out for all of the immigrants who marched yesterday, unafraid. They carried their countries’ flags in one hand and the huge American flag between them. The American flag was clutchedContinue reading “Immigration Reform Rally 2013-May Day NYC”

UF Hall of Fame 2013: Jose “Beto” Soto

Photo from: If there is anyone I can think of who deserves to be in a hall of fame, it is my good friend Beto. This is a congratulations to my amazing friend. The most fiery, zealous, compassionate and hard working activist I have ever met in my life. I first saw Jose “Beto”Continue reading “UF Hall of Fame 2013: Jose “Beto” Soto”

Letter to India

Dear India, When the 23-year-old medical student from New Delhi had her life shattered, many hearts were broken with her rape and death. I hope we meet someday. For now India, please prosecute the men who did this; seek justice; seek justice for each case that keeps getting uncovered. Unfortuantely, she is not alone. HerContinue reading “Letter to India”