On Monday, October 12, Student Voice Youth Engagement Coordinator Alexis Campbell, Ambassador Amina Salahou, Ambassador Chloe Pressley and organizer Ivonne Ortega led a teach-in-style training for students to share their experiences with civic education, register to vote and build power in their school districts. The event was a part of Student Voice’s Our Schools, Our Boards, Our Election strategy to equip students to address critical issues impacting young people by organizing around local and state school board races.
The teach-in continues Student Voice’s organizing around the Education Justice Collective’s Move School Forward principles. Specifically, we remain committed to advancing the eighth student-written principle, that students must be equipped to analyze the United States’ history of injustice, white supremacy and inequality and respond as critical civic actors.
The full recording of the teach-in event is available on Student Voice’s Facebook page. Additionally, a toolkit that was distributed to interested students to aid them in taking action on anti-racist, honest civic education in their schools and communities is also available online.
About Student Voice
Student Voice is a by-students, for-students 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in all 50 states to equip students as storytellers, organizers and institutional partners who advocate for student-driven solutions to educational inequity. Through direct civic action, Student Voice helps students hold their schools and surrounding communities accountable to the Student Bill of Rights and prepares them to become lifelong agents of social and political change. For more information about Student Voice, visit our website at StuVoice.org and follow @Stu_Voice and #StuVoice on social media.