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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 When the Trump administration rescinded DACA, she used her talent to spread a message without even having to say a word.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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Not Your Mother’s Activism

Not Your Mother’s Activism

May 1, 2019

#PassTheMicYouth follows student Sidney Uriarte as she returned to her home country of Nicaragua to visit family. During her visit, the country became enveloped in massive student-led anti-corruption protests which Sidney took part in. We discuss Sidney’s story, the role of young activists, and social media as a tool for activism. 

 

 

Coming Soon #PassTheMicYouth

Coming Soon #PassTheMicYouth

April 26, 2019

A sneak peek of what's to come on this season of #PassTheMicYouth!

#PassTheMicYouth seeks to amplify the voices of young people by sharing their lived experiences and stories of activism through a podcast and blog. 

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