Posts Tagged ‘Activism’

Taking a Stand Against Homophobia

In September, a 12-year-old boy in Celaya, Mexico, stopped an anti-gay protest in its tracks.

“Without Disruption There Is No Progress”: Activists Shape Conversations on the Campaign Trail

Activists of color have been getting involved in many ways during this year’s presidential campaign, from interrupting rallies to hosting voter registration drives.

Someday, you could be a Cartoonist, like Nicole Georges

Nicole Georges is a cartoonist and memoirist based in Portland, OR, whose book, Calling Dr. Laura, was nominated for an award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

Someday You Could Be a Community Organizer, like Aber Kawas

Have you noticed issues of religion, gender and race impacting your community, your family or yourself? Growing up in Brooklyn, 23-year-old activist Aber Kawas witnessed discrimination and violence against Muslims in her community.

Lanterns, Poetry and Peace

What is peace? Kid Reporter Sadie Price-Elliott explores what it means to advocate for peace at the Shinnyo Center’s Lantern Floating for Peace ceremony in New York City.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter, a grassroots social justice movement that protests police violence against unarmed Black and Latino people, is sweeping the country and growing every day. From the Millions March to “die-ins,” activists of all ages are raising voices and fists to demand an end to police killings of unarmed Black and Latino people.

Militarization of Youth

At most public high school job fairs in the United States, students will run into military recruiters. In 2001, the No Child Left Behind Act passed, containing a small section requiring public schools to give over all student contact information to the military and allow recruiters to visit school campuses.

Expand Your World with Diverse Books

The #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign encourages kids to read books by and about people from different backgrounds.

Someday, You Could Start a Community Media Center, Just Like Keiko Tsuno

Have you ever thought of making a documentary film? Keiko Tsuno, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) a community media center in downtown Manhattan.

From the Bronx, Hip-Hop Activists Rebel Diaz Rap for Change

Bronx-based hip-hop group Rebel Diaz is using its musical influence to bring the local community together and create powerful, positive change.