Category Archives: Statements and Poetry

Reflections from Fired Up!’s 1 year anniversary celebration

The work we do, to many, appears contentious. “Oh, you work in the jails? With women? What’s that like?” People have trouble understanding. As I’m not always the best at giving appropriate or diplomatic answers, I thought, if I could … Continue reading

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Reflections from Fired Up’s 1st Fundraiser

As a means of extending our Fired Up! community, we asked our guests to contribute their reflections from the evening; what they took away from the event, what they were moved by, inspired by, what challenged them, the food, the … Continue reading

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Begging… By Alisha Coleman

Here is another poem by Alisha Coleman, a Fired Up! inside member. She wrote this poem for our fundraiser on May 5th. It was read outloud by Fired Up! member, Mira Stern to encourage people to dig deep in their … Continue reading

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Thank you for supporting Fired Up! Our 1st fundraiser was a huge succcess!

Our first fundraiser on May 5th was by all measures successful, truly inspiring, encouraging, and only the beginning! We are so grateful to announce that we raised a total of $2,785, all of which will go towards re-entry support for … Continue reading

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Truth Is… By Alisha Coleman

Alisha is a Fired Up! inside member. Her poem, “Truth Is…” was read outloud to the crowd at the February 20th San Quentin protest organized by Occupy 4 Prisoners. Truth Is… The picture I’m about to paint can only be … Continue reading

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