Youth issues

11.08.2018

How international travel is changing the narrative on violence in Chicago

How international travel is changing the narrative on violence in Chicago

By Henry Cervantes August 10, 2018 When one sees Chicago in headlines, violent images — particularly those involving African American and Latino youth — often come to mind. The city’s segregated neighborhoods, like Austin, Englewood, North Lawndale, Garfield Park and Little Village, are predominantly black and… »

06.08.2018

Road rage faces student spirit in Bangladesh

Road rage faces student spirit in Bangladesh

By Farooque Chowdhury Road rage in Bangladesh is not new. And not new is death due to road rage. The new phenomenon is the student spirit has stood against road rage. To the students, life matters. A movement against road rage has recently been carried out by the students in… »

05.08.2018

Bangladeshi students protest over road safety and justice

Bangladeshi students protest over road safety and justice

As reported by: Nazrul Jashim Photos: Collection courtesy of friends Bangladesh. Since July 30, students of different educational institutions have been demonstrating on the streets, asking for justice. On July 29, two students died in a road accident at the airport road. The incident pushed the student community to go out in the streets with a… »

30.07.2018

Ahed Tamimi released after eight months in Israeli prison

Ahed Tamimi released after eight months in Israeli prison

Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman are released after eight months behind bars for slapping an Israeli soldier. By Oren Ziv Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager who was arrested after being filmed for slapping an IDF soldier in her family’s yard, was released from Israeli prison Sunday morning, along with her… »

29.07.2018

Resistance Is In the Air

Resistance Is In the Air

Last Monday, Elin Ersson, a young Swedish student, boarded a plane at the airport in Gothenburg, Sweden, bound for Istanbul. The plane was crowded as its crew prepared to take off. Ersson stood up in the aisle, protesting that a fellow passenger, an Afghan refugee, was being deported. She was… »

28.07.2018

Nearly 60% of young children are social justice activists – a future full of Elin Erssons

Nearly 60% of young children are social justice activists – a future full of Elin Erssons

Emma Taylor-Collins, University of Birmingham for The Conversation Since 21-year-old Swedish student Elin Ersson live streamed her protest against the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker, the video has been viewed more than 11m times on Facebook. The young woman refused to sit down until the man… »

26.07.2018

Elin Errson: plane protestor’s brave solo stand for human rights proves the power of action

Elin Errson: plane protestor’s brave solo stand for human rights proves the power of action

Sorin Balasu, Keele University fot The Conversation Now, perhaps more than ever, the Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke seems clearly to have been right when he said that the forces of evil will triumph, if good women and men do nothing. The recent dramatic protest… »

03.07.2018

Face 2 Face with Stefano Cecere

Face 2 Face with Stefano Cecere

On this special show we speak with Stefano Cecere, ​who is ​participating ​in the 2018 Games for Change Festival at the New School. We ​talk about the festival​ and​ the development of video and educati​onal​ game​s​ that are part of a discipline called applied games​. ​More specifically, we… »

29.06.2018

Students of March For Our Lives Launch “Road to Change”

Students of March For Our Lives Launch “Road to Change”

This summer, the students of March For Our Lives are making stops across America to get young people educated, registered, and motivated to vote. We call it March For Our Lives: Road to Change. “When people across the country rallied at the March For Our Lives just over 3… »

20.06.2018

Trump’s war on children is an act of state terrorism

Trump’s war on children is an act of state terrorism

Henry Giroux, McMaster University for The Conversation State terrorism comes in many forms, but one of its most cruel and revolting expressions is when it is aimed at children. Separating children from their parents is indeed a form of terrorism and it points not only to a society… »

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