When students and young people have organized and demanded change, the outcomes have been tremendous. The voices of youth have had a special role in creating positive changes in revolutionary movements from the 20th century through today.
In January 2011, Arizona state officials declared the Mexican-American Studies curriculum (MAS) in Tucson schools illegal. Soon after, several books that were used in these courses were removed from schools. El Librotraficante is fighting back.
The Ethnic Studies Movement started in 1968 when African American, Asian American, Latino and Native American students at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University held a strike because they wanted to learn more about the history and culture of their communities.