Our Schools/Our Selves: Spring 2012

Power of Youth: Youth and community-led activism in Canada
April 5, 2012

Power of Youth: Youth and community-led activism in Canada, edited by Brigette DePape, explores grassroots activism across a variety of themes. It shows the concrete work youth are doing, as well as highlighting challenges they face, lessons learned, ways forward, and bold visions for the future. 

The book 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. These issues intersect, and include climate justice, Indigenous sovereignty, education and Indigenous young women, anti-poverty and anti-criminalization, anti-war, anti-violence and anti-racism, women and LGBTQ, social media, and system change for economic and democratic justice.