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{Young}ist Takes Root | The Nation


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Aptly reported in the section of the Nation that embraces "first person reports," I invite you to watch the video, and read the summary below if not read the entire article, and share your thoughts on this movement 

A summary of Youngist, from the article 

"There's certainly no dearth of political consciousness among young people: we are a driving force behind organizing around immigration, sexual violence, racial justice, divestment campaigns, educational access, and a vast range of other movements. But without youth-run media or relevant platforms, those movements all too often get lost in translation. They are overshadowed by shallow narratives of narcissism and technological obsession that lack authentic youth perspective.

In response, a group of media organizers, myself included, decided that instead of waiting for a platform, we would create one for ourselves. This platform is {Young}ist, a people-powered website designed to offer space to young writers, artists, activists, organizers, and thinkers. Our goal is to provide a way for young people globally to explain our identities, discuss visions for change, detail struggles and politicization and experiences, and connect with peers, building a network of communication in order to build power and talk back to the media that excludes us." 

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