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Journey of a Transgender Youtuber

Journey of a Transgender Youtuber

February 18, 2020

It can be hard to be open with other people about what's going on in our lives. Ryan Jacobs Flores took this to another level when he documented his transition from female to male on Youtube to be shared with the world. This wasn't an easy thing, but it's been worth the struggle. He's built a community and his channel has been able to support people in the trans community and people who are not. This episode tells the story of how and how he built this community.

 

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Mic Drop: Divisive Conversations

Mic Drop: Divisive Conversations

February 3, 2020

It can be hard to have critical and respectful conversations about hot-button issues right now. When people have wildly different views that are strongly held, finding common ground can be difficult. But that common ground is more needed than ever before. Cyrus Rad, a student working with the Institute for Emerging Issues talks with Luke about how to have constructive conversations about divisive topics.

 

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Rallying Together for Mental Health

Rallying Together for Mental Health

December 4, 2019

 

Mental health has long been a difficult topic of discussion. In recent years, it seems that young people are becoming more open to talking about there mental health. Young activist Emily Weinberg shares her story of planning a rally promoting mental health education and her journey of fighting associated stigma.  

 

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Check out Emily's website Sophrosyne Mental Health

 

Should School Resource Officers be in Schools?

Should School Resource Officers be in Schools?

November 15, 2019

Should School Resource Officers be in schools? Hosts Nyawira, Luke, and Sam speak to students of the Youth Justice Project who are looking to answer this question. They have been working with their school system and local community to examine the role these officers play. They discuss the process of planning a town hall and how to navigate complex systems like schools.

 

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Puerto Rico and the Power of Protest

Puerto Rico and the Power of Protest

October 31, 2019

Aliana was one of the young leaders of the protests in Puerto Rico last summer. Corruption in the government and a leaked private group chat led the citizens of Puerto Rico to demand the resignation of their president. More than 500,000 people protested for over two weeks. We talk with Aliana about her experience and the power of protests!

 

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Mic Drop: Stop The Stigma, Period.

Mic Drop: Stop The Stigma, Period.

October 18, 2019

Ameer, a campaign lead for Period. spoke with #PassTheMicYouth about the stigma around menstrual products, period poverty, and the importance of access. Learn about why period poverty is an issue that everyone should be aware of and how you can get involved in the menstrual movement. Check out our website passthemicyouth.com for more on youth activism and leadership!

Micdrop: Juntos Means Together

Micdrop: Juntos Means Together

October 1, 2019

Several high school students in the Juntos program have written two books about their experiences, communities, and activism! This episode of #PassTheMicYouth features a conversation among these young literary activists as they discuss what young people bring to the table, the ways they've told the stories of their community, and what they've learned along the way.

 

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Activism, According to Students

Activism, According to Students

September 30, 2019

#PassTheMicYouth shares the stories of young activists, but what is activism? We talked with college students and asked them to share their definition of activism. 

Mic Drop: Cultural Appropriation

Mic Drop: Cultural Appropriation

September 9, 2019

Cultural appropriation is the misuse of minority cultural elements by a majority culture. Dominique Favero and co-host Luke Shealy discuss cancel culture, why cultural appropriation is a problem, and more in this Mic Drop.

Activism is in Fashion

Activism is in Fashion

May 1, 2019

Dominique always loved art. When the Trump administration rescinded DACA, she used her talent to spread a message without even having to say a word. Hosts Sam, Nyawira, and Luke discuss the importance of clothing in activism and self expression.

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