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#PassTheMicYouth seeks to amplify the voices of young people by sharing their lived experiences and stories of activism through a podcast and blog. Pass The Mic Youth is made possible by NC State Extension.

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#PassTheMicYouth seeks to amplify the voices of young people by sharing their lived experiences and stories of activism through a podcast and blog. Pass The Mic Youth is made possible by NC State Extension.

    The Youth Vote

    The Youth Vote

    The 2020 election was years in the making and it was a dominating presence in the media and in our minds. In this week's episode we're talking about the role of young people as both voters and important stakeholders in the political process. We spoke with Cassie and Neha who interned with the Eagleton Institute of Politics RU Voting initiative.


     


    For more stories on youth activism, check out PassTheMicYouth.com

    • 21 min
    2020: Looking Back and Paving the Way Forward

    2020: Looking Back and Paving the Way Forward

    The landscape of activism saw tremendous change in 2020. Multiple dimensions of human life needed greater attention and care, and the individual's role as an activist in society became more defined. In light of this, we wanted to take the time to reflect on this past year, learn from our experiences, and try to articulate our vision for the future of activism and social transformation. To help us do this, we asked four of our friends who have previously been on the podcast to share their thoughts. Take a listen to what Ameer Abdul, Macy Lee, Cyrus Rad, and Ushab Dahal had to say about 2020!


     


    For more stories of youth activism and additional resources, check out passthemicyouth.ces.ncsu.edu

    • 30 min
    Identity of a Climate Activist with Vanessa Nakate

    Identity of a Climate Activist with Vanessa Nakate

    The earth's climate is changing because of continued actions from humans. Young people have been continually calling for policy action, striking, and making their voices heard. Host Nyawira spoke with prominent Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate about her experience striking, representing her country and somtimes Africa as a continent, and the impact that she sees climate change already making.


     


    For more stories of youth activism and additional resources, check out PassTheMicYouth.com

    • 34 min
    Mic Drop: Let's Talk About Race

    Mic Drop: Let's Talk About Race

    In light of recent events, it's more important than ever to reflect upon how our own identity affects our experiences and the ways we move through our communities. Sharing our stories, and more importantly listening, helps us to expand our own perspective and better practice empathy.


    Hosts Nyawira, Matin, and Luke discuss their own early experiences in recognizing how race plays a role in their community dynamics and how to have effective group discussions about race in America.


     


    For more stories of youth activism and additional resources, check out PassTheMicYouth.com

    • 45 min
    Her Future is Trash

    Her Future is Trash

    High school senior Sanskriti Deva is harnessing technology to create the Smart Can: a trash can that automatically sorts compost, trash, and recyclables. We dive into her journey as a young entrepreneur, how her invention brought her to the White House, and how business can be used for activism!


     


     


    For more stories of youth activism, check out passthemicyouth.com 

    • 22 min
    Mic Drop: Civic Engagement for the Future

    Mic Drop: Civic Engagement for the Future

    The way the we engage with government continues to evolve. Luke spoke with New York's youngest elected official Hannah Zimmerman about how she encourages other young people to be civically engaged. They also discussed the how digital technologies are changing organizing and how activists can harness those technologies to make positive change!


     


    For more stories of youth activism, check out passthemicyouth.com

    • 22 min

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Youth Power

A fresh take on some of the greatest domestic and global challenges. Looking forward to more doses of inspiration through a much needed critical perspective.

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