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Students for Economic Justice – SEJ

Current Class of 2019

Meet the Alumni

Abdul Sayid, SEJ 2001

“SEJ opened my eyes to the labor movement and the greater social justice movement for racial, gender, & economic equity. If it wasn’t for SEJ, I wouldn’t be in this role today.”
2019-07-29T23:50:22+00:00
“SEJ opened my eyes to the labor movement and the greater social justice movement for racial, gender, & economic equity. If it wasn’t for SEJ, I wouldn’t be in this role today.”

Bernadette Butkiewicz, SEJ 2014

“SEJ further opened my eyes to the inequities of our county. The Fight for 15 and the right to a union were the sparks that lead me in my fight to correct the injustices that San Diego has tolerated for too long!”
2019-07-29T23:53:29+00:00
“SEJ further opened my eyes to the inequities of our county. The Fight for 15 and the right to a union were the sparks that lead me in my fight to correct the injustices that San Diego has tolerated for too long!”

Daniel Juarez, SEJ 2016

“I learned a lot about labor organizing in San Diego. Doing this program allowed me to see and practice the discipline you get when working full-time as an organizer.”
2019-07-29T23:54:13+00:00
“I learned a lot about labor organizing in San Diego. Doing this program allowed me to see and practice the discipline you get when working full-time as an organizer.”

Eric Henson, SEJ 2013

“This program supports young leaders with an existing intuition and vision to create a livable and inclusive San Diego.”
2019-07-29T23:54:55+00:00
“This program supports young leaders with an existing intuition and vision to create a livable and inclusive San Diego.”

Juan Perez, SEJ 2017

“I knew organizing was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life because of SEJ. I learned tools that I have used throughout my career and I appreciate the opportunity to have been part of SEJ.”
2019-07-30T00:01:33+00:00
“I knew organizing was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life because of SEJ. I learned tools that I have used throughout my career and I appreciate the opportunity to have been part of SEJ.”

Laura Baeza, SEJ 2014

“SEJ introduced and gave me my first opportunity at organizing. It is one of the best and most fulfilling experiences of my life, especially because it shaped me into the organizer I am today.”
2019-07-30T00:02:53+00:00
“SEJ introduced and gave me my first opportunity at organizing. It is one of the best and most fulfilling experiences of my life, especially because it shaped me into the organizer I am today.”

Maria Elena Morales, SEJ 2015

“The tools that the SEJ Fellowship equipped me with continue to be essential in my growth as a leader within our communities. They are what I use to build the tables that society once said I could not be at.”
2019-07-30T00:03:51+00:00
“The tools that the SEJ Fellowship equipped me with continue to be essential in my growth as a leader within our communities. They are what I use to build the tables that society once said I could not be at.”

Matt Yagyagan, SEJ 2011

“SEJ helped me understand the political landscape of San Diego and has opened opportunities for me to network with people that are making positive change.”
2019-07-30T00:04:47+00:00
“SEJ helped me understand the political landscape of San Diego and has opened opportunities for me to network with people that are making positive change.”

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