MHP Show – Campaigning for Educational Equality?
GGE ‘s Youth Organizer, Natasha Adams Discusses Campaigning for Educational Equality on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show!
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 on August 19, 2012 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
“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