Youth Organizing and Transformation

Videos are now available from the recent Community Organizing and School Reform conference at the Harvard Ed School. The quality of the video isn’t great, but the speakers are fabulous. Below is a video of the panel on how youth organizing supports young people in developing and transforming. It features young leaders/organizers from Sistas and Brothas United in the Bronx, the Baltimore Algebra Project, and the United Teen Equality Center in Lowell, MA. They’re joined by Shawn Ginwright, whose excellent book Black Youth Rising has been reviewed on this site.

This conference panel highlights the individual and collective transformation experienced by young adults engaged in organizing — from civic empowerment and consciousness raising, to healing and community building. Panelists share both the outcomes of organizing for young people, as well as the processes by which youth-led organizing groups foster individual and group transformation.

Chair: Meredith Mira, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Dahiana Laucer, Youth Leader, Sistas and Brothas United
Bryant Muldrew, Education Organizer, Baltimore Algebra Project
Shawn Ginwright, Associate Professor of Education, San Francisco State University
Carline Kirksey, United Teen Equality Center, Lowell

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