In spite of system and systemic failure, young people are—with creativity, passion and determination—fighting for change across sectors and within communities. They are pushing the progress envelope. And we need to celebrate their victories and support them with knowledge, with numbers, and with resources.
The spring 2012 issue of Our Schools / Our Selves, Power of Youth: Youth and community-led activism in Canada, looks at the personal stories of young activists and organizers in Canada and how they are using activism and organizing to bring about change in whatever issue they are working on.
The book, edited by Brigette DePape, explores grassroots activism across a variety of themes, and it shows the concrete work young people are doing, as well as highlighting challenges they face, lessons learned, ways forward, and bold visions for the future.
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