Youth issues

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Judges sentence youth offenders to chess, with promising results

Monique Sedgwick, University of Lethbridge; Jeffrey MacCormack, University of Lethbridge, and Lance Grigg, University of Lethbridge for The Conversation Since January 2018, every Friday afternoon, one campus classroom in Canada is transformed. Tables are set up with two chairs facing…

As Students Demand Gun Control, Arms Manufacturers Continue Targeting “Next Generation of Shooters”

“Even As a Student Movement Rises, Gun Manufacturers Are Targeting Young People” In Parkland, Florida, students returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday afternoon for the first time inside their school since February 14, when a 19-year-old former…

Teachers’ response to Trump’s proposal to give them guns

From the United Teachers Los Angels Facebook page “I am a teacher and you want to arm me? President Trump and the NRA say the answer to stop school shootings is more guns. But we say, arm us with more…

#NeverAgain: Parkland students lead thousands in rally to demand gun control legislation

“We may be too young to vote, but soon we will be able to vote and we will vote you out!” by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams The steps of the Florida State Capitol building were crowded with…

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