Asher Garcia. Youth Organizer & Social Activist in the Fresno region. They became involved with CFJ as a sophomore in high school through a club on campus and the atmosphere is what kept them engaged. Asher finally felt like they were a part of something huge that could actually make a difference for schools and communities in their city. All the issues people face, their mission, their student-led aspect, everything seemed to fit and just make sense. The culture at CFJ is what sparked the passion inside of them, they do this work because they envision a world where folks of color no longer have to worry about discrimination. Ashet envisions a just society, a society where the needs of our people are put first, always in an attempt to make the world a better place. They see what’s going on around them and sees those who are affected by discrimination, white privilege, and more. More importantly,Asher’s experiences resemble what other folks experience and they know that before they can start to see a real change, they must be willing to put in the work.
“ I Never do anything that doesn’t make sense, and to me, it not only makes sense to be an activist for my community, my peers, my family, for those who are afraid to stand up, but it’s in my DNA. It’s who I am. I was born to make legendary moves and be the face for young folks of color.”- Asher Garcia