8 Lessons For Today’s Youth-Led Movements From A Decade Of Youth Climate Organizing

By Nick Engelfried, Wagingnonviolence.org -

On March 24, I stood in the rain in front of City Hall in Bellingham, Washington with some 3,000 people for the local March for Our Lives demonstration. It was one of 800 similar events happening [...]

Role Of Youth In The Coming Transformation

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The eruption of youth protests over gun violence in schools and other issues is another indicator that the 2020s could be a decade of transformation where people demand economic, racial and [...]

Change Is Coming

By Robert C. Koehler, Commonwonders.com -

The cries of loss and anguish become public, at last. A million young people seize the truth: “Half of my seventh grade class was affected by gun violence. My own brother was shot in the head. I [...]

March For Our Lives Awakens Spirit Of Student And Media Activism Of 1960s

By Errol Salamon, Theconversation.com -

Student journalists used media as a key tool for activism in the widespread social movements of the 1960s, journalism scholar Kaylene Dial Armstrong writes in her book “How Journalists Report [...]

Meet The Oregon Middle Schoolers Fighting For Net Neutrality

By Melanie Ehrenkranz, Gizmodo.com -

Luca, a 12-year-old student at Mt. Tabor Middle School in Portland, Oregon, first learned about net neutrality through an Instagram post. “Before it was repealed, I was just trying to tell people [...]

Badass Breakfast Club Turns Detention Into Yet Another Gun Reform Protest

By Abby Zimet, Commondreams.org -

Lookit These Kids Redux: Over 200 students at Pennsylvania's Pennridge High who defied their school's ban on joining last week's nationwide walkout have transformed their ostensible punishment [...]

Let’s Not Forget What Happens When Students Walk Out To Save Black Lives

By Michael Harriot, Theroot.com -

As I am writing this, thousands of school-age children are walking out of classrooms all across the country to protest U.S. politicians’ unwillingness to enact commonsense gun control. The [...]

Today Is The National School Walkout To End Gun Violence. Read Live Updates Here.

By Hayley Miller, Huffingtonpost.com -

Students nationwide are walking out of their schools on Wednesday to protest gun violence on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland massacre. Thousands of students are expected to file out of [...]

Parkland Students Build Social Media Campaign

By Sarah Beauchamp, Bustle.com -

Just 10 days ago, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior went viral after calling "B.S." on the National Rifle Association for its role in keeping semi-automatic weapons legal in the [...]

And The Youth Shall Lead Us

By Teaching for Change, Medium. -

In light of the outpouring of youth activism for stricter gun laws and against the militarization of schools, Teaching for Change shares these examples of young people at the forefront of social [...]

Young America

By Randall Amster, Commondreams.org -

Nearly a century ago, Mohandas Gandhi started a new publication to share his vision of nonviolent organizing, filling it with inspiring quotations and political insights. He titled the journal [...]

This Time Students Are Old Enough To Organize, Mobilize And Speak Out

By Danielle Vabner, Huffingtonpost.com -

Last week on Valentine’s Day, a 19-year-old gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where he had been expelled. He opened fire just outside the school, and soon [...]

Let’s Follow Lead Of Parkland Youth To Stop Mass Shootings In U.S.

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

Many say it’s the guns that are responsible for the mass shootings. Some say that it’s not the guns, it’s the people. For others, it’s not the people, it’s a mental health issue. Others reply [...]

At White House Lie-In, Teens Call On Congress To ‘Protect Kids, Not Guns’

By Jack Johnson, Commondreams.org -

Building on the nationwide mourning and outrage that followed a Florida school shooting last week that left 17 people dead, dozens of teenagers held a "lie-in" at the gates of the White House on [...]

School Walkouts, Sit-ins Planned After Florida Shooting

By Staff, Apnews.com -

The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing [...]

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