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Sophie Cruz - Gale Biography. The girl who hugged the Pope. Meet Sophie Cruz 8-Year-Old Latina Immigration Activist ❤️❤️ - Mitu. It’s a scary time right now for immigrants in the U.S., and nobody feels that more profoundly than 8-year-old Sophie Cruz, daughter of undocumented parents.

Meet Sophie Cruz 8-Year-Old Latina Immigration Activist ❤️❤️ - Mitu

You’ve probably already heard of her from when she made international headlines when she handed the Pope a heartbreaking letter entrenched in her fear of ICE. She was just five years old then. Latina girls may just change the world. Sophie Cruz is an American citizen of Oaxacan heritage. Her parents came to the U.S. without documentation from Oaxaca, Mexico. It all started on September 23, 2015, when she made it past the barricades to get to Pope Francis. Sophie Cruz Works Cited. Mari Copeny - Gale Biography. Little Miss Flint helped kids see Black Panther. Meet a Changemaker. Little Miss Flint.

Mari Copeny. Mari is a 13 year old from Flint, Michigan known globally as Little Miss Flint.

Mari Copeny

Born on July 6th, 2007. She first rose to the public spotlight when her letter to President Obama about the water crisis prompted him to visit the city and survey the water crisis for himself. That visit ultimately led to him approving $100 million dollars in relief for the city of Flint. Her young age has not prevented her from making a significant impact on the dialogue around environmental racism and confronted the entire country with the reality faced by victims of state negligence. Her youthful honesty prevents political leaders from being able to ignore the consequences of neglectful leadership. In 2017 Mari continued her dedication to social justice by becoming a national youth ambassador to the Women’s March on Washington and the National Climate Mari.

Mari Copeny Works Cited. Youtube. The Teen Working to Stop Climate Change After Losing Her Family Farm to Floods. Photo Courtesy of Iris Fen Gillingham At nine years old, Iris Fen Gillingham won a Scottish Blackface sheep in an essay contest and became inspired to raise her own flock on her family's farm in Livingston Manor, New York.

The Teen Working to Stop Climate Change After Losing Her Family Farm to Floods

She credits her mother, a fiber artist who kept baby lambs around their home, for her fondness of the fluffy animals. Today, Gillingham's affinity for both wildlife and nature has led her to become a climate change activist at 17 years old, working towards a future where kids "will have the opportunity to just be kids and enjoy the beauty and abundance that the earth has [to offer]," she tells Broadly. “We all must be able to work together for a common vision”: Interview with Iris Fen Gillingham. The original interviews I did for Youth to Power were longer than could fit in my book, but I wanted to share the valuable information with you all.

“We all must be able to work together for a common vision”: Interview with Iris Fen Gillingham

These interviews will be up online as a permanent, free resource for people, young people in particular, looking for inspiration. — Jamie Margolin Iris Fen Gillingham (she/her), 19, is a climate justice activist who works with Growing Wildroots Farm. Iris Fen Gillingham: There are a lot of different ways I ended up taking action. First and foremost, the way that I was raised on my family’s organic farm.

Meet a teen climate leader » Yale Climate Connections. Iris Fen Gillingham was raised in the Catskill Mountains of New York.

Meet a teen climate leader » Yale Climate Connections

At an early age, she experienced the hardships extreme weather can cause. Gillingham: “When I was six years old, my family was forced to stop farming for a living due to floods. In the span of five years, we had two 100-year floods and one 500-year flood. And when the 500-year flood hit our field, it washed away all of our topsoil and put all of our equipment under water.

It was devastating for my family.” Today, Gillingham is a college student. Yale sophomore and business leader makes the Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list. On his official website, Yale sophomore Ziad Ahmed describes himself as “just your average teenager grappling with identity, struggling to balance it all, pursuing his passions, and spending way too much time on Twitter.”

Yale sophomore and business leader makes the Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list

As of this writing, he had not yet added to his biography the fact that he was recently named to Forbes’ annual “30 Under 30” list, which takes note of what the magazine calls “the brashest entrepreneurs across the United States and Canada” who are under the age of 30. Ahmed was cited for his work with JÜV Consulting, a youth-run company he co-founded while still in high school. The Forbes list features just over 600 individuals who are “shaking up some of the world’s stodgiest industries,” says the magazine, which this year divides the group among 23 categories.

As CEO of the now highly successful JÜV Consulting, the 19-year-old Ahmed works to give teens a voice in the business world. Teen who wrote BlackLivesMatte. Ziad Ahmed. Collective Speakers. Ziad founded a teen organization, redefy, committed to furthering equality in 2013.

Collective Speakers

Redefy has grown immensely with hundreds of students internationally on the team, over 3,000 likes on Facebook, and over 100,000 hits on Through Redefy, Ziad has been recognized as a 2017 Global Teen Leader, a High School Trailblazer by MTV, a Top 15 Young Prodigy Changing the World by Business Insider, a Diana Award Winner, and a recipient of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Ziad has also done significant work in progressive politics — working for the US Department of State, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Campaign, Martin O’Malley’s 2016 Campaign, and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman in various capacities. Currently, he also serves as a Digital Intern for at the SOZE Agency, working on Yara Shahidi’s EighteenX18 campaign to encourage young people to get more civically engaged. As an entrepreneur, Ziad has co-founded JÜV Consulting Inc., which is a Generation Z marketing consultancy. YS. Sixteen-Year-Old Actress and Activist Yara Shahidi Is Normal-ish. Yara Shahidi has been in New York City for only 48 hours and she’s already accepted an award from The Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN), alongside fellow honorees like Lil Kim, Teyana Taylor and Meagan Good.

Sixteen-Year-Old Actress and Activist Yara Shahidi Is Normal-ish

She also made time to visit her teachers at the Dwight School on the Upper West Side, where she’s a senior; held a meeting of Yara’s Club, the young women’s mentoring program she launched with Ann Tisch, where they talked about the impact of the recent presidential election; she stopped by Dior’s Guggenheim International Gala pre-party; and she made sure to hit up some of the restaurants she’s been dying to try. ‘Black-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi Is a Role Model Off-Screen. “Life as a teenager can be down right chaotic,” the actress Yara Shahidi, 15, told an audience last month at Cipriani 42nd Street, where she was being honored by the Young Women’s Leadership Network.

‘Black-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi Is a Role Model Off-Screen

“We must also realize that it is up to us whether these years will feel like a melancholy struggle or an opportunity for growth or experiences of a lifetime.” For Ms. Shahidi, it’s certainly the latter. Yara Shahidi. About Yara. Yara was destined to be an actress since she was a baby.

About Yara

Her talent can be seen in her portrayal as Murphy’s daughter, as the full-spirited character ‘Olivia’. Olivia takes her father, who is an overworked businessman, on a journey through her imaginary world and shows him valuable lessons along the way. In her free time, Yara loves learning to cook with her Baba (father), baking with her mommy, learning to speak Farsi, traveling with her family, and conducting science experiments (she wants to build a laboratory in her garage one day). Her favorite subject in school is history–she likes to start everyday learning something new. She currently resides in Los Angeles with mother, father, her two younger brothers and her fish, Cleophus. Early Life. Meet the Teen Black Lives Matter Activists Writing the Future. Over the last several months, Black Lives Matter protestors and activists have led the nation in an overdue reckoning, an excavation of how racism has permeated every aspect of American life: our schools, our policing, our workplaces, our justice system, our housing market, and more.

For the young people in this movement, it's a new chapter in a lifelong fight, one that will shape the very world they'll grow up in. But what does the country these teens envision look like? What would they say to themselves, 10 years from now, about this moment? Here, speaks to three Black Lives Matter activists across the country to ask just that: What would you say in a letter to your future self? What do you want to remember, and what changes do you hope to see?

TIME Lists the 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018. SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD THANDIWE ABDULLAH IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE CHAMPIONING FOR BLACK LIVES. Sixteen-year-old Thandiwe Abdullah is an organizer with Black Lives Matter and Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter Youth Vanguard. This passionate young person has helped to launch the Black Lives Matter in Schools campaign, which has been adopted by the National Education Association. It is no wonder that celebrities are championing this young activist as their #wcw!

Abdullah’s work creates safe spaces for black youth to rally against racism and anti blackness in a school atmosphere. In addition to her work with the Black Lives Matter movement, Abdullah has been a force within the March for Our Lives movement, which emphasizes what gun control should look like for Black youth. Thandiwe Abdullah Black Lives Matter Teen Activist: Voices of the Year 2020. Thandiwe Abdullah, 17, doesn't remember her first protest, because she was just two years old when her mother took her to a Free the Jena Six rally. It wasn't until she was six that she recalls driving up to Oakland, California with her mother to protest the merciless killing of Oscar Grant in 2009.

Thandiwe was raised in a family of activists, and her mother started taking her to Black Lives Matter meetings at a young age. Early on, though, Thandiwe realized that she and her siblings were some of the only children in these spaces. "BLM was founded on the principals of being open to families and the idea that the village raises the child," she told Seventeen. Greta Thunberg Hears Your Excu. Greta Thunberg - Inspiring Others to Take a Stand Against Climate Change - Extended Interview - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Video Clip) Greta Thunberg: The disarming case to act right now on climate change. Greta Thunberg. Greta Thunberg: TIME's Person of the Year 2019.

Amandla Stenberg.GALE Brief Biography. 'Hunger Games' actress slams cultural appropriation: 'Don't cash crop my cornrows' Stenberg calls out celebrities like Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift for allegedly appropriating black culture by twerking, wearing grills, and speaking in Ebonics -- among other things. She also criticizes the fashion industry for presenting traditionally black hairstyles as new fashion finds, like when Marie Claire deemed Kendall Jenner “bold” and “epic” for wearing cornrows. She draws a distinct line between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange: “The line between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange is always going to be blurred,” she explains in her video.

“But here’s the thing: Appropriation occurs when a style leads to racist generalizations or stereotypes where it originated, but is deemed as high fashion, cool, or funny when the privileged take it for themselves. Appropriation occurs when the appropriator is not aware of the deep significance of the culture that they are partaking in.” Jennifer Lawrence Taught Amandla Stenberg ... - SafeShare. Amandla Stenberg Works Cited. Jazz Jennings.pdf GALE. Jazz Jennings Reads "I Am Jazz"... - SafeShare. Banned Spotlight: I Am Jazz. Each year, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of the top ten most challenged and banned books. In 2017, the tenth book on that list was Jazz Jennings’ autobiographical picture book I Am Jazz, which was co-written by Jessica Herthel and illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas. The teenaged television personality and LGBTQ activist wanted to share her real-life story as a transgender child, but some have challenged the work because it addresses gender identity.

Jazz Jennings The Washington Post article. Jazz Jennings Works Cited. Sonita Alizadeh.pdf GALE. Sonita Alizadeh: An Afghan Rapper On Force... - SafeShare. Speak Truth to Power. Sonita Alizadeh. Sonita Alizadeh Works Cited. Santa Clarita Youth Education Advocate’s Annual Award Brings Hope Across Africa. In its 2015 regional annual report, UNESCO, a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes international collaboration in education, science, and culture, listed Mozambique as one of the countries in Africa with the highest incidence of girl marriage. To some on the continent, this is an accepted practice. But to others like Zuriel Oduwole, a Santa Clarita youth education advocate, it is a culture that robs millions of young girls of a promising and productive future.

In 2018, something began to give in Mozambique. The country’s first lady, H.E. Youtube. Zuriel-oduwole. She was profiled by Forbes at 10 years old, now she’s at UCLA - Daily Bruin. Zuriel Oduwole Works Cited. Emma Gonzalez Works Cited. Emma González on Why This Generation Needs Gun Control. This month, Teen Vogue is dedicating its digital cover to rising voices in the gun control movement, young people who are working on the issue in different ways, all of them impacted by gun violence. 'Six minutes and twenty seconds': Emma Gon... - SafeShare. Emma Gonzalez profile: What you need to know about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas student.

She strode on stage at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington over the weekend, and listed the names of the 17 students and staff gunned down at her high school in Parkland, Florida. And then she went silent. Minutes ticked by. Emma Gonzlez.pdf GALE. Gale In Context Biography Document Teenage Sisters Focus on Bali's Trash Crisis.

The teenagers getting plastic bags banned in Bali. Story highlights. About – Bye Bye Plastic Bags. Plastic pollution: Gen Z activist Melati Wijsen mobilizes others. Youtube. Melati & Isabel Wijsen Works Cited. Jamie Margolin Gale In Context Biography Document Ecoanxious. Seattle’s Jamie Margolin is 17 and a climate activist. On Wednesday she testifies before Congress. How Climate Activist Jamie Margolin Plans to Save the World (and Graduate High School) Like many young people witnessing rising sea levels, record temperatures and numbingly common natural disasters, Margolin fears for her personal future and the future of the planet.

Youtube. Jamie Margolin — THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF YOUTH VOICES. The Day We Save Ourselves From Ourselves. Practical, smart advice for changemakers, from a young climate activist. Jamie Margolin Works Cited. Aidan Gallagher named UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador. Aidan Gallagher, UN Ambassador for Environment, discusses the Illegal Wildlife Trade and saving the oceans.

Who is Aidan Gallagher? UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador revealed  Aiden Gallagher Works Cited. Aidan Gallagher shares ways young people can take #ClimateAction. Gale In Context Biography Document GENESIS BUTLER IS PETA'S YOUNG ANIMAL ACTIVIST OF THE YEAR. Vegan Activist Genesis Butler Is Now a ‘Marvel Hero’ 12 Year-Old Activist Genesis Butler. Vegan Teen Activist Genesis Butler Is Now on the Board of Directors at Animal Legislation Group. Youth Climate Save Movement Tackles Animal Agriculture In Bid To Save The Planet. Youtube. Genesis Butler Works Cited. RecognizeGood. Our Planet, Our Purpose: STEM for Changemaking Challenge 2020 - Ian's Giving Garden. About Us - Ian's Giving Garden & Frutas Frescas Orchard. TIME's 2020 Kid of the Year: Finalist Ian McKenna, Scroll Down To Read About Ian. Youtube. Ian McKenna Works Cited. About Jordan Reeves — Jordan Reeves. Youtube. Jordan Reeves on her limb difference, Born Just Right foundation.

TIME's 2020 Kid of the Year Finalist: Scroll Down To Read About Jordan. A girl and her glitter-shooting prosthetic: “You can do anything” Jordan Reeves Works Cited. LLWS sensation Mo’ne Davis on this week’s Sports Illustrated cover - Sports Illustrated. Gale In Context Biography Document Mo'ne Davis. Gale In Context Biography Document Former Little League star Mo'ne Davis prepares for college, softball and a media career. Baseball star Mo'ne Davis' impact on girls and boys. Youtube. Mo'ne Davis Works Cited. Gale In Context Biography Document Marley Dias.