The Frantz Fanon Community Strategy Center is a community organizing and mobilization project devoted to popular education, advocacy, and organizing. The FFCSC is a space for students of color at Prescott College as well as Northern Arizona community members to organize around issues vital to their respective communities.
Frantz Fanon Center at Prescott College
Ernesto Mireles, MSW., Ph.D.Coordinator, Frantz Fanon Community Strategy Center, Cultural Regional Studies, Social Justice Community Organizing, Faculty
My main area of study is Xicano literature/history and insurgency. I have worked as a professional organizer and teacher of organizing for the last 28 years.
Alexandria Mattison - Management AssistantMarine Studies, Cultural and Regional Studies
I manage the day to day operations managing and organizing the space. This means I help students organize their projects, provide aid to student groups, and work with the student of color mentoring program. I am also the President of the Black Student Union on campus.
Estela Felix Almeida - Communications CoordinatorSustainability emphasis in Communications, Cultural and Regional Studies
I manage the Frantz Fanon Community Strategy Center calendar and digital network. Our media platforms allow us to expand our reach past the campus into the Northern Arizona community. It’s my pleasure to be a part of a great movement led by students of color through the FFCSC.
Fuerza is Prescott College’s Latinx student organization focused on supporting Latinx students and the greater Prescott and Northern Arizona community. Fuerza aims to provide an understanding of Pan-Latinx culture while achieving a balance between self-fulfillment and service to others. Fuerza is dedicated to working with our Latinx community to make a difference by advocating, educating, and organizing around vital issues that are important to the documented and undocumented community. Fuerza strives to provide a secure place for Latinx students and community members to connect and communicate here on campus.
Fuerza holds events like the Fuerzas Hispanic Heritage Month Dance in October, that brings students, faculty, and staff together for a night filled with good music with a latinx flare.
Fuerza also works collaboratively with CHIWA for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to honor and celebrate family and friends that have passed on by creating an alter to honor the dead along with a few Day of the Dead related movies.
In this organization we want to foster a fun and safe environment that engages African descendant students in organizing around issues affecting us and our surrounding communities. BSU strives to be a safe, judgement-free zone for peer support Our vision for BSU is to serve the Prescott College Campus with cultural, educational, and social initiatives as we aim to build leaders, promote unity, and contribute to student success.
BSU hosts a range of events, including Halloween with the focus of having fun and celebrate Halloween as a community and Trap Yoga where students do yoga with some bumping toons and different, more dance like moves.
CHIWA is committed to providing a sense of place, education and community to Indigenous and Hispanic identifying students everywhere. This also includes Polynesian, Micronesian, and Melanesian students. We seek to promote indigenous identity through the re-education of Pre-Hispanic/Pre-American history for those who are interested. We are here to establish a sense of Pre-Life, camaraderie, and belonging for indigenous identifying students and allies among predominantly white learning institutions, internationally.
CHIWA hosts events including a collaborative event with Fuerza for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to honor and celebrate family and friends that have passed on by creating an alter to honor the dead along with a few Day of the Dead related movies, as well as a "Rock Your Mocks" event this past year, which showed a series of movie nights and events to share and showcase indigenous culture present on campus