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#GetWoke: Young People Will Save Us: The Place of Youth in Organizing

Date: Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Richardson Auditorium,
Morse-Ingersoll Hall,
700 College St, Beloit, WI 53511

Contact: Autumn Gant, Nicole Truesdell (Advisor), gantai@beloit.edu, truesdellnd@beloit.edu, 608-363-2120

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When we see images of past and recent protests we see the faces of our youth. From early organizing around workers and children's rights and various feminist movements, to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Black Panther Party, to student protests in the past and present, youth have maintained a presence within social justice focused movements. Yet, when we tell the stories of these past (and present) actions the voices and faces of those generations tend to be sidelined and erased. In the current moment it is youth once again who are taking to the streets, classrooms, political town halls and local and national elections to show us what it means to demand our rights as not only citizens, but human beings. This panel brings together youth organizers and activists in the area to discuss why they do the work they do and how it impacts who they are. 

 

Panelists include: 

Joy Diaz (Beloit Memorial High School) 

Sebastian Kocik (Beloit Memorial High School)

Nza-Ari Khepra (Columbia University
Rafael Martinez-Salas (UW-Madison)

 

Grace Gerloff (Beloit College)

Autumn Gant (Beloit College)

 

Co-Moderators: Autumn Gant and Dr. Truesdell

 

Please check our our syllabus for (NEW) readings and a soundtrack that accompany this panel.

 

BTYB: OADI, Weissberg, Funding Board

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