Once again we are witnessing a Youthquake…the unique influence of young advocates on their peers, parents, policymakers, the press and the public at large. DACA Dreamers, Black Lives Matter, Earth Guardians and most recently the #NeverAgain students refuse to be intimidated. These activists are shaming and motivating those in positions of power. We are notContinue reading A Seismic Shift for Systemic Change
“We need mood detectors, not metal detectors.” In memory of 15-year-old George Carter, Co-founder of Rethinking Schools – New Orleans Before the latest horrific school shooting, Counselors Not Cops and Restorative Justice represent key demands advocated by student activists. In contrast to conflict resolution efforts, pro-active building circles are designed to knit together the schoolContinue reading Safer Schools . . . Listen to Students
The City Council of Greenbelt, Maryland listened and acted on its Youth Advisory Committee’s recommendation to extend voting rights to those 16 and older. January 8, 2018 was an icy night in this city of 24,000 located about 12 miles from Washington, DC. Three councilmembers were not present. Would the vote be delayed? Ema andContinue reading Another City Lowers the Voting Age to 16!
To get you geared up for the Women’s March across the country on January 20, we developed this list from our own readings and from Bustle’s International Women’s Day book list. Also, check out our free eBook titled Girls Gone Activist!, a bilingual action guide written by School Girls Unite. Take a look and add your own.Continue reading 8 Empowering Feminist Books for 2018