By Hannah Brandt

From Fresno Pacific Peace Club to Randa Jarrar

It has been four months since I wrote my last From the Editor. After two and a half years, I stepped down as editor of Community Alliance newspaper. It is my pleasure to pass the reins to Elsa Mejía on her first…

This month, it is hard to write this. That is not only because I happen to be sick as a dog as I do so, but as many of you know, this is my last month as editor. …

“Your attendance is your support,” says Zoyer Zyndel, Trans-E-motion chair and emcee at the Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) at Fresno State on Nov. 20. Trans-E-motion is a local organization that works to provide support and education to transgender persons, their families, and their friends. Later, Zyndel said that “the…

In July 2014, just a month before Americans were confronted with images of 17-year-old Michael Brown lying dead from police gunshots on the street in Ferguson, Mo., television screens were filled with brutal carnage on the other side of the world in Gaza. …

On July 18, Mi Familia Vota held a press conference on healthcare in coordination with several other groups including Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Centro Binacional para el Desarollo Indígena Oaxaqueño (CBDIO), Planned Parenthood, the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno, the Latino Coalition…

Three years ago, the hashtag #YesAllWomen went viral on social media as women confronted the world with their stories of sexual abuse and assault. The aim was to make people listen to and take seriously women’s lived experiences, which have for so long been dismissed, mocked and even turned on…

Hannah BP

Editor of Fresno Free Press (on hiatus) | Former Editor of fresnoalliance.com | Alum of @TheRHSRiders, @ucsantabarbara, @SFSU | Lifelong Redhead | She/her

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