Emma Fredrick is a novice activist, attempting to make her community a better place through education, intergroup contact, and demonstrations. She is heavily involved in educational events and panels on ETSU campus surrounding queer issues, particularly health disparities, non-monosexual identity, and intersectionality. As the graduate advisor of H.E.R.O.E.S., the queer straight alliance at ETSU, she mentors undergraduate students in creating educational events and safe spaces on campus. Additionally, she helped co-organize one of the first Black Lives Matter marches in Johnson City after the non-indictment of Darren Wilson in the murder of Michael Brown. She is currently helping spearhead Stock ETSU: Tampon and Pad Drive to provide needed hygeine products to ETSU students for free. In spring of 2016, her activism was recognized by the Women’s Studies Program at East Tennessee State University, and she was honored to receive their Graduate Feminist Activist award. She is passionate in creating safer, more accepting spaces for minority students and community members through education and peaceful demonstration and seeks to help create space for minority voices to be heard.

Day of Silence Photo Project

TN Welcomes Refugees

Non-monosexual Identity Panel

Black Lives Matter March