Teaching and youth development are intense professions, I’m thankful for having a few great leaders and thought provokers in my development, and now I’m finding my own rhythm for knowledge outside of the classroom. You know who you are.
Evann Orleck-Jetter testified at the public hearings on gay marriage last month before Vermont’s Joint Senate and House Judiciary Committees. Many legislators later told Evann and her parents that her testimony had moved them to support the bill.
Youth advocacy is a vital component of social movement. Another reason to educate your community’s youth in media literacy, the legislative system, and how one person can make a difference.
1. “A hunger strike is too extreme a tactic.”
Please remember that the students organizing the hunger strike believe that
the lack of positive, future-directed youth employment is a life and death issue.
This is absolutely huge, of incredible importance: support the Baltimore youth hunger strikers!
Please phone Mayor Dixon at 410-396-3835
or 410-396-3100 (city hall switchboard).
Cast a shadow on the handlings of critical funding for youth in Baltimore. Let the response serve as a model for other youth led movements throughout our country.
Support Philly-based groups in the same fight for our youth, including the demand of funding for JOBS & EDUCATION, not WAR & PRISONS: North Philly Metropolis | Philly Student Union | Youth United for Change | Men United for a Better Philadelphia
Peak Johnson, who I worked with closely on the teen-run community newspaper, North Philly Metropolis, is featured in an article in this week’s PW. I think it’s an interesting look at issues within our schools, higher-ed and my last program’s college access program.