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I just published my May/June 2018 Newsletter.  This edition focuses on “Youth Activism.” Click here or below to read the entire newsletter.


Interview with Redefy Panama: The Importance of Redefy

At the beginning of spring, I had the tremendous fortune to interview Alexandra Rueda, a member of the Redefy Panama Chapter. Alexandra is a seventeen year old student from Colegio Real de Panama whose passions include horsebackriding and participating in Debate Club. 1,096 more words

Past is present: Community organizing and school integration

The SD Notebook is back today, the 64th anniversary of the Brown decision, after a short hiatus to wrap up the semester and submit final grades. 963 more words

School Segregation

Politics Is Not Dirty

Politics is one of the best ways to bring development to humanity if practiced according to the rules.

I am challenging the youth to join politics with a view to channeling their youthful energy into enhancing political reforms that would deepen their country’s democracy for rapid development. 196 more words

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How Can We Make Our Votes To Count

In my previous post ” My Vote Will Not Make A Difference,” I illustrated with how citizens can re-think over the commonly held view that ”My Vote Will Not Make A Difference.” In fact, if we choose to sideline ourselves from exercising our rights, thus taking responsibility of the kind of people whom should lead us, then we are likely to live a life being frustrated all the time. 272 more words

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My Vote Will Not Make Any Difference

Why is it that us the youthful population of our time are not interested in voting – excising our right to choose the leaders who represent what we believe in? 515 more words

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Fostering critical consciousness to empower youth

Why Youth Engagement? 

In my post, Youth citizenship: An intersectional analysis, I briefly touched on the importance of youth engagement to provide young people the knowledge and skill sets needed so they can become active citizens that contribute to building healthy communities and a stronger nation. 555 more words