• Walk for Violence

    April 22, 2020 /

      The city of Merced’s Annual Walk for Violence, run by Gloria Aguirre, mother of Benito Aguirre Jr., a victim of gang violence in the county. Read More

  • Students feel misled by school board about graduation cap decorations

    May 30, 2019 /

    Students from multiple Merced Union High School District (MUHSD) schools gathered at Merced High School on May 8 to address the school board regarding decorating graduation caps, frustrated with a lack of policy that was inclusive of all students. MUHSD had sent out an AR that day regarding California State Assembly Bill No. Read More

    BHC Merced  central valley  education  merced  students  youth  
  • My weekend at a Queer and Trans Youth Summit

    May 10, 2019 /

    The Queer & Trans Youth Leadership Summit (QT Summit) is a 3-day youth leadership development opportunity for LGBTQIA+ youth ages fifteen to nineteen. The three days in early March are very busy with many activities to help youth meet new people, learn more about the Social Justice Movement Stories of LGBTQIA+ people, and have young voices lead gender and LGBTQIA+ issues in local and statewide campaigns. Read More

  • Merced Denim Day

    May 7, 2019 /

    Girls and Womyn of Color organized a Denim Day demonstration in Downtown Merced.

    gwoc  rise and lift  sexual violence  sexual violence awareness  video  
  • No Wrong Way to Be Human

    March 19, 2019 /

    Youth reporter Aaliyah Jensen advocates for more trans inclusion and tolerance in school.

  • Believing in Myself

    February 7, 2019 /

    Friendships have the potential to impact our wellness positively or negatively. How do you cope when a companion is no longer a part of your life?  Read how Karina learned to move on and found strength in herself.      Friends come and go Just by the blink of an eye Not only do they leave But, some memories do too You lose the ones you love Now you have to fight alone People will never notice When you fake a smile to hide pain Only someone knows you’re hurt You wouldn’t change a thing didn’t invest time for memories Neither did they try to Struggles meet you straight in the face You still want to satisfy others who wouldn’t change anything for you Nobody would change to see you happy Those type of people are just selfish As I closed my eyes I thought it’ll all be gone As I opened my eyes, it was all gone I stood up stronger now Realizing I don’t need a selfish friend All I need is my self-worth and Knowing who I am Read More

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