Alexie Torres-Fleming left the South Bronx in her 20s to live and start a career in Manhattan. During that time, she learned the power of grassroots organizing through her involvement with the Williamsburg activist group, El Puente. She returned to the South Bronx in 1992, joining a community action group at the Holy Cross parish. She founded Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (YMPJ) in 1994 with the mission to rebuild the Bronx River neighborhoods of the South Bronx. Alexie is the co-founder of the Bronx River Alliance and the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance. Today, Alexie speaks and writes while also serving as Executive Director of Access Strategies Fund.
President's Advisory Council
President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships 2012/13: Council Chair: Reverend Jennifer Butler, Bishop Carroll Baltimore, Preeta Bansal, Reverend David Beckmann, Reverend Traci Blackmon, Kara Bobroff, Rachel Held Evans, Rabbi Steve Gutow, Reverend Adam Hamilton, Aziza Hasan, Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, David Jeffrey, Naseem Kourosh, Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, Pastor Michael McBride, Nipun Mehta, Kevin Ryan, Reverend Dr. Gabriel Salguero, Barbara Satin, Dr. Stephen Schneck, Manjit Singh, Alexie Torres-Fleming , Deborah Weinstein, Dr. Rami Nashashibi.
Mobilization to End Poverty
The following were workshop leaders at the conference:
Environment and Poverty:
- Sharon Hanshaw, Coastal Women for Change
- Alexie Torres-Fleming, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
Livefreesotu watch party
Michael McBride, January 14, 2016;
- Deeply grateful to all our amazing friends who joined our #livefreesotu watch party & discussion. It was a small cross section of the diversity in our faith & liberation movements but the conversation was rich, challenging, nuanced & unfiltered. Hopefully this will be the first of many conversations and inspire the rich and diverse voices across the country to create our own narrative, content & s... — with Rahiel Tesfamariam, Barack Obama, Osagyefo Sekou, Gabriel Salguero, Alexie Torres-Fleming, Davey D. Cook, Onleilove Alston, Dante Barry, Tory Russell, Dara Silverman, Traci Blackmon, Ify Ike, Steve Phillips, Rosa Clemente, Bakari Kitwana and Linda Sarsour.