Fred Christian


Fred Christian



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Oral history interview of Fred Christian by Alyssa Vargas

In this interview, Fred Christian describes his experience being diagnosed with with Autism at age 43 and the struggles of living with undiagnosed disability and without healthcare for years.

He speaks about his activism for disability rights, healthcare, gun control, and housing. From this intersection of personal experience and advocacy work, Fred talks about barriers disabled people face with transportation and access to housing in Miami-Dade County. Fred’s describes the dire situation with housing unaffordability for the young generation in South Florida. He also discusses solutions, which would have to involve federal government.

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Miami, Florida


Wealth gap, Housing, Impact, Disabled, Disability, Advocacy, Community, Gun violence, Housing, Homeownership, Florida International University, Catalyst Miami


Economic Policy | Public Policy | Social Justice



Length: 27 minutes


Fred Christian graduated from Rowan University with a degree in Communications. He founded his social media organization titled #Impact back in 2015. Through his platforms he advocates for social issues such as gun violence, healthcare, housing, and the disabled community.

Fred was born on March 20th 1970 in Atlantic City New Jersey. He lived in many different cities. By the time he was 5 he was migrating between Fort Lauderdale Hollywood and Atlantic City area. In 1981 Fred moved to Ocala Florida so his parents could purchase a home. In 1993 when Fred’s parents divorced, he relocated to Westburgh New Jersey to finish his college degree. He now lives in Miami Gardens, Florida. He’s a part of community collaboration exchange. He also works with bullets4life, survivors effected by violence, and Catalyst Miami.

Fred Christian



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