activism

Gabe's vow of sobriety and disgust with the shallow corporate pop music world helped inspire him to pursue secular humanitarian causes in many different capacities. After the release of Vital Nonsense in 09 he took part in protests at the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh which was historically noted as the first time a modern social network was used to aid protesters,  which later was dubiously re conceptualized as "obstructing justice" by the Pittsburgh Police Department. He was involved in the Occupy LA Movement marching with Labor and Bank Accountability organizations. He has worked with C.A.S.A. Court Appointed Special Advocates, International Rescue Committee, Children of War Foundation, Children International, Save the Children, Green Peace, and Love a Community with his band VNON and by himself. He has worked with the US State Department and the world renowned LA based youth advocacy non profit Create Now, building with hip hop artists from the Middle East and North Africa to stop impoverished youth from joining terrorist organizations and he has facilitated the creation of Universal Zulu Nation chapters in Egypt and Tunisia. With the band Shadowtrain and the American Indian Movement he has traveled through the US documenting the obscene poverty many Native Americans in the US face today in Third World America.

Rosales has pursued his formal educational goals receiving an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Studies, a General Studies Certification and currently he is focusing on a Bachelor's degree in the Criminology, Law and Society program at the University of California Irvine and a substance abuse counseling certification. He has several publications through Inner Child Press on racism and the evolution of skin pigmentation from the latest anthropological studies and he is well established in teaching all styles of music as an outlet to nurture youth. At the University of California Irvine Rosales is a recipient of the Fudge Family Scholarship for the school of Social Ecology and he has co-founded the on campus undergraduate organization Students For Sensible Drug Policy,  the Secular Student Alliance, and the Green Party. Gabe is the co director of communications and media for the UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation. He became an affiliate Law Clerk working on the Clemency Project 2014 and has been petitioning for the release of non violent low-level drug offenders who are serving unjust and irrational sentences.   

 

current titles held:

 

VNON - Band leader and Movement Creator

Universal Zulu Nation - Southwest District Manager

Guerrilla Republik - West Coast Right Hand Man

Anti Injustice Movement - West Coast General

Real Hip Hop Forever Affiliate

Grand Unified - Science Education Collective - Founding Member

Love A Community - Voluntary Board

Lego Africa - Board Of Directors Music Department

UCI Students For Sensible Drug Policy Founding Member Undergrad Chapter

UCI Blum Center Poverty Alleviation Co-Director of Communications and Media

American Indian Movement - Affiliate

Straight Edge Soldier and Advocate

Law Clerk for Clemency Project 2014

Secular Sobriety Network Founder

UCI Secular Student Alliance Co-signer

       




 



Sobriety Date

april 30th 2007


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