Youth Movements Archive

The Fierce Urgency of Now

After spending a week of planning In Birmingham, AL with colleagues & leaders from around the

What Will I Teach My Children

  I remember at five years old being scared of two men, who wore black uniforms

Open Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama,   In July a group of organizers from around the nation will convene

“He Named Me Malala”

  Global Education advocate, Malala Yousafzai appears on The Daily Show to talk about the new

Breaking The Chains

#ICanBeNext, the hashtag I thought about starting as I reflect on the fact that hip-hop artist

Criminal Justice, Environmental, Palestinian Movements Should Divest Together

It’s been a hard summer. Climate change contributed to the growth of toxic algae that poisoned the water

Thoughts on the Death of Michael Brown: The Criminalization of Black Men

Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri was shot 6 times (twice in the head), according to the

Ferguson: Ground Zero

Since the shooting death of Mike Brown, his name has sparked international protest and has inspired

Do we have the political will, to place every child in school? #GLOBALEDUCATION

Last month (July 2014), I attended the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Second Replenishment conference in Brussels,

10 Things the Media Won’t Tell You About Black Millennials

via The Root Millennials, those born between 1980 and 1999, are arguably the most misunderstood and the most

Two Years to Live the Dream is Not Enough: A Brief Reflection on What’s Happened and What’s Next for Tech and DACA-mented Leaders Working Together Towards Immigration Reform

Having just celebrated Immigrant Heritage Month and our nation’s independence, it is imperative we think about

Helping Close the Gap: Including Environmental Justice in Climate Action

On March 6, 2014 WE ACT for Environmental Justice hosted their first Environmental and Climate Justice

Watch #GenYNot Co-Hosts on the Dell #SXSW Think Tank!

Watch GenYnot Founders , Jordan Howard and Jamira Burley as they speak on Dell’s ” Innovation in


Building the youth movement – “At the recent Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference, the BlueGreen Alliance was proud to

EmpowerED 2014 – Elevating Student Power in Los Angeles

“If you had the power to change the education system, what would you do?” This is