Category: Spotlight Series

Activist Spotlight: Beatrice Phiri

Beatrice Phiri, 23, was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia. She is a youth reporter for multiple organizations including Agents of Change Foundation and Children’s Radio Foundation. Beatrice’s weekly radio programs cover climate change and environmental sustainability and reach a

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Activist Spotlight: Jalen Kobayashi

In this month’s Spotlight installment, we bring you a conversation with Jalen Kobayashi, a poet and rapper from Chicago. Jalen uses his art to explore themes that focus on Chicago, the impoverishment and marginalization of minority groups, and social justice.

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Activist Spotlight: Carlos Rodriguez

In this month’s Spotlight installment, we bring you a conversation with Carlos Rodriguez, a youth activist from New York City (born in Queens and raised in the Bronx). Carlos is extremely passionate about empowering and bringing positive social change to

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Activist Spotlight: Freshta Tori Jan

In the final installment of our 2019 Spotlight Series, we bring you a conversation with Freshta Tori Jan, a truly incredible young woman who witnessed and experienced daily injustice growing up in Kabul, Afghanistan. Read on to learn how her

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Activist Spotlight: Jyoti Laverack

As we kick off the 2019-20 school year, we are excited to share a new interview from our Spotlight Series, which features stories from young activists doing amazing work around the country. Today, we bring you a conversation with a

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Activist Spotlight: Marcus Alston

In this week’s installment of the Spotlight Series, we bring you a conversation with Marcus Alston, a member of NYC Says Enough, a coalition of students working together to protest gun violence and to urge legislators to pass common sense

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Activist Spotlight: Sokhnadiarra Ndiaye

In this week’s installment of the Spotlight Series, we bring you a conversation with Sokhnadiarra Ndiaye, communications manager at Teens Take Charge,  activist fighting for NYC educational equity, and member of SLP’s Youth Board.  Check out our interview with Sokhnadiarra

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Activist Spotlight: Destiné Price

In this week’s installment of the Spotlight Series, we bring you a conversation with Destiné Price, a 19 year old writer from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Destiné uses her poetry to explore how racism works as a social construct and how this

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Activist Spotlight: Rachel Parent

In this week’s installment of the Spotlight Series, we bring you a conversation with Rachel Parent, a Toronto high school student who’s not drawn to designer labels – she’s drawn to food labels. Rachel has been recognized for her work

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Activist Spotlight: Salvador Gómez-Colón

In this week’s installment of the Spotlight Series, we bring you a conversation with Salvador Gómez-Colón, a 15 year old from San Juan who raised more than $100,000 to purchase and distribute solar-powered lamps and hand-powered washing machines to households

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