Youth Activism: Raise Your Voice
The involvement of youth in causes like climate justice, racial and gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and economic change continues to rise across the world. But this is not a new phenomenon. Youth have been involved in activism throughout history. From youth activism during the Civil Rights Movement to the role of activism in advocating for Indigenous Peoples and marginalized populations, speakers explore different ways youth activism has changed the world in the past and how it continues to make history today.
Moderated by: OnRaé Watkins, Programming + Community Engagement Lead, Smithsonian’s Arts & Industries Building, Education Coordinator for the Smithsonian’s Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past initiative
Noelle Trent, Ph.D., Director of Interpretation, Collections, and Education, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN
Dylan Baca, High School Senior, Student Activist, President of the Board of the Indigenous Peoples’ Initiative
Ami Temarantz, Cultural Interpreter Lead, National Museum of the American Indian
This program was originally aired on April 28, 2021. This program was produced by Smithsonian Affiliations, in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Civil Rights Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate. If you would like to request a transcript of the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.