Campaigning for Educational Equity?

Girls for Gender Equity’s member, 19-year-old Natasha Adams, a student at the City University of New York and Michael Gellman, a graduate of Bronx Science High School, join Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss how young people are reacting to the negative campaigning of the 2012 election cycle.

” [Campaign] issues I really want them to focus on is equity in education, definitely getting a woman moderator on the campaign, and focus on women’s issues and job security for college students”   Natasha Adams, 19

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View more as Natasha Adams, Michael Gellman sit with Ileana Jimenez as Melissa asks, “What constitutes a good education”?

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“I wasn’t being challenged enough in school. They weren’t teaching us the  emotional component or civic component of how to be a good citizen and what it meant to be a student. I took a step back and began being heavily involved in community organizing and social justice work, because i felt that was my passion and that was where I was being nurtured the most and where my voice was needed” Natasha Adams, 2010-2011 Sisters in Strength Youth Organizer at Girls for Gender Equity

We’re so proud to work with and recruit Sisters in Strength youth organizers! Our Youth Organizer Program is for young women of color entering 10th or 11th grade of high school who are interested in social justice . The application period is currently closed and will resume again in April 2013. 

To receive an application, contact Nefertiti Martin at coalition@ggenyc.org or call 718-857-1393 ext.102.



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