“I think it is important to give back to your community and to support the youth around us because they are tomorrow's leaders. Showing a Latina presence at community events also helps to represent the span of what all brown women are capable of. Helping to have a small part in a much bigger picture encapsulates what I feel my purpose is in life.”- Danielle Robles
I remember meeting Danielle Robles two years ago at a meeting I was leading for the Take Back the Streets event. Danielle offered to cook for the 300+ attendees at the time. The day of the event she showed up, she scrubbed tables, moved furniture, sweated and seriously organized everything about the food serving area. I remember she looked at me, as I was busy attending to other details and said, “I got this, go do other things.” As a person who organizes events, I wanted to believe her but the anxiety lead me back to check on her 15 minutes later. Danielle was directing folks, organizing everyone’s roles and smiling while doing it. She looked at me and said, “I told you I got this.” I never had to go back. We feed over 300 people that day.
Danielle has continued to come through at every event that Vox Siren has produced. EVERY EVENT! This past Sunday, she managed the tabling for Produced By Her. We had 400 people show up, with over 400 people in attendance, the table never stopped bustling. Danielle never stressed.
“I love Vox Siren's impact on the community the city and the joy it brings to greet someone with love, compassion and excellence. I love giving back to something, as I have overcame struggles as well as giving to the city that I grew up in. It is a very small part of the puzzle; however it is what I am able to contribute.” -says Danielle.
Danielle is the type of person we all need on our team as we pursue important work. She is calm, resilient, resourceful and passionate. Vox Siren extends a bow to you Danielle! Thank you for your support.
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