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Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality$
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Ben Kirshner

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479861316

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479861316.001.0001

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Millennial Youth and the Fight for Opportunity

Millennial Youth and the Fight for Opportunity

(p.53) 2 Millennial Youth and the Fight for Opportunity
Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality

Ben Kirshner

NYU Press

This chapter shifts from a focus on individual people's development to societal change. It presents two cases, based primarily on analysis of newspaper articles and other secondary sources, where millennial youth defied the steady consolidation of political power in the hands of the few and developed successful campaigns for human rights and education opportunity. The first case focuses on DREAM Activism, an intergenerational movement for immigrant rights and opportunity. The second focuses on a statewide campaign to end the school to jail track in Colorado led by Padres & Jóvenes Unidos. Both cases show how organizing in response to issues that affect the everyday lives and future aspirations of young people can mobilize young people to develop political power.

Keywords:   social change, youth development, political power, human rights, education, DREAM Activism, school to jail track, Padres & Jóvenes Unidos, young people

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