Youth Justice Corner
The Youth Justice Corner serves as an outlet for youth to write about their analysis of history and current events. It gives everyone an opportunity to understand what young people are focusing on and thinking in their voice from their point of view!
Brittney Griner- Why isn’t she home yet?
“When taking the time to learn about the laws that Russia has surrounding cannabis and hash oil, you start to ask questions; is this a hate crime? Does Russia have a bigger plan with Brittney Griner than? How can we support her?”
Counselors Not Cops: Why should counselors be in NYC schools instead of police?
The presence of counselors in the NYC school system would be an essential service for the student body. However, there are more cops than counselors in schools. The presence of the NYPD is a deterrent factor to students feeling less protected in schools and thriving academically. In addition, police presence exposes students to the school-to-prison pipeline…
Lessons from the Young Lords: What Secrecy and Erasure Couldn’t Hide
“Many people know about the importance of the Black Panthers, and discuss their revolutionary thought leaders and organizing during Black History Month and beyond. Did you also know that a former Chicago street gang, inspired by the Panthers direct action, seized the Statue of Liberty to protest injustices against Puerto Ricans in the 1970s?“