Humans of CIRC

Humans of CIRC – Paola Grimaldo

August 26th, 2019
The first thing I said to the Senator when we saw him was, “Let me plan my life out more than two years at a time.” Read More

Humans of CIRC: Wendy Galan-Ayala

August 24th, 2019
How will this scholarship impact your life? My ultimate goal is to work in health administration to be able to implement new policies or new programs to make healthcare more available to underrepresented populations. I got my bachelor’s in health… Read More

Humans of CIRC: Ariadma Seguro

August 21st, 2019
Today I called someone, and they told me, "Yes, I’m a citizen now and I'm registered to vote." Both policy and direct impact work are very important to me, because one feeds the other. We’re supporting people on a process like naturalizing, which can be long and stressful, helping people get over this hurdle so they’re ready to vote and make their opinions and voices heard, to be civically engaged in more ways. Read More

Humans of CIRC: Gladis Ibarra

August 19th, 2019
But when it comes down to the basics, it’s about me going from not being able to feel safe in saying, "This is who I am," to empowering other directly impacted people to see the power of their words, the strength in their words, and recognize that they can be part of the change. Read More

Humans of CIRC: Stephanie Tanny

August 16th, 2019
“I’d say I’ve always been pretty involved with my community and so I don’t think necessarily my relationship with my community has changed. I would say now that it’s my full time job, it’s just kind of amplified. I wanted… Read More

Humans of CIRC: Jess Rosero

August 14th, 2019
What is your favorite memory of CIRC? A favorite memory at CIRC is the recent Cory Gardner meet and greet. Just being part of that, and seeing us being able to hold him accountable for not taking action on the… Read More

Humans of CIRC: Chau Phan

August 12th, 2019
“If I had to put it in one word, I’d say immigrant rights means family. My family, other families, and family as a whole in terms of the coalition and as a nation. I was always an immigrant, but I… Read More

Humans of CIRC: Caitlin Trent

August 9th, 2019
“Two weeks after I started were the DACA walkouts that CIRC and Vic helped organize in 2017, and it was so cool seeing on the headlines, Trump trying to revoke DACA and then being a part of an organization that… Read More

Humans of CIRC: Hameeda Abdul Kadir

August 5th, 2019
“I think I am an accidental activist in a way, coming to the US as a refugee and immigrant, growing up Muslim, being a black woman, I feel like I had to advocate for myself in a way; the system… Read More