Who We Are & What We Do

Mission

IEPC seeks to empower local QTPOC youth through promoting holistic care by providing access to safe spaces and self-determination as a means of liberation. The organization guides youth through developing a critical analysis of intersecting oppression by fostering identity affirming community building.

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Vision

As Inland Empire Prism Collective, we envision a world where the LGBTQ community in the Inland region can thrive and not just survive. Where access to safe and supportive, identity-affirming services are easily accessible. An environment where our basic needs are met and exceeded in health and wellness, camaraderie, and housing. Through mutual aid and enrichment, cooperation and community -- IEPC advocates for Queer/Trans youth and adults by providing opportunities for leadership and peer collaboration necessary for long-term community sustainability.

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Meet the Team

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Erika Del Carmen Ruiz

LGBTQ Youth Organizer

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erika.ruiz@ieprismcollective.org

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Scarlett Juarez

Youth Advocate 

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Abram G.

Operations Lead 

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abram@ieprismcollective.org

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Miguel Rivera 

General Director 

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Miguel@ieprismcollective.org

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A.K. Parker

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Ayla Lopez

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