Trans* and Queer Liberation
Simon is a social activist who continuously strives to mobilize and amplify the voices of South Asian LGBT youth as well as other marginalized communities. He has been organizing since high school and has worked with organizations such as South Asian Youth Action, Project Reach, Chhaya CDC, The Center for HIV Educational Training and Studies, and Peer Health Exchange. Through these experiences, he has gained valuable skills that have made him into the fierce and dedicated organizer he is today. He hopes to continue his journey of social justice by gaining new experiences and exploring new aspects and viewpoints.
Phone: Simons Blueprint is a LGBT* youth-led film project. This film will be entirely written, recorded, and edited by youth, allowing them to gain new skills and knowledge and explore various mediums to create social change. The project will provide youth with peer to peer support and grant them a space to share and utilize their experiences and ideas to create a film that reflects their experience. The end product of Simons Blueprint will be a completed film that will be premiered to a larger audience, during which the youth film producers will talk about their experiences working on the project.