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October 28. Youth Activism and Leadership

In 2019, World Learning implemented a 3-part program, the “Telling Our Stories” 1989 Anniversary Exchange, funded by the U.S. Department of State Office of Citizen Exchange.
The program brought together 12 students and 12 educators from Eastern Europe to travel across Europe and the United States to understand the history of communism and post-communism while developing their own storytelling skills.

Inspired by this program, we have invited several of the students from the program in addition to other youth activists around the world to discuss their experiences.

The panelists have experience in leading civic action, organizing other youth, and
sharing their stories. The webinar will address the following questions:

• How did you first become involved in advocacy? What does youth activism mean to you?
• How have you been engaged in affecting change in your communities? Or how do you want to affect change in your communities?
• What are the best ways to engage young people to be involved and care about a cause? When organizing youth what challenges to you face?
• Do you use certain platforms or messaging services to coordinate? What mechanisms work best for organizing youth?

Click here to register!

• Rafael Raețchi – Student, 1989 Program Alumni - Chișinău, Moldova
• Nikolay (Nick) Georgiev – Student, Sofia High School of Mathematics; 1989 Program Alumni – Sofia, Bulgaria
• Ana David – Student, University of Warwick – United Kingdom
• Brooke Baker – Director Of Communication, Youth Over Guns – United States
• Miron Vitushka – Student, 1989 Program Alumni - Belarus

This event is co-organized by Digital Communication Network SouthEast Europe Hub (DCN SEE) and World Learning and is part of DCNSEE’s Ideas in Action – Digital Engagement, a series of virtual events launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. DCNSEE is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Citizen Exchanges.

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