Friday, September 19, 2014
Read it and let me know what you think.
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What do you think? Is Robyn right or wrong? Let me know in the comments.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
"We are excited to host 3 Reproductive Justice Leadership Institutes (RJLI) this fall! RJLIs introduces students throughout the country to the reproductive justice movement, build networks of student activists in our priority states, and assist students who are interested in creating or strengthening a campus reproductive justice chapter.
The Leadership Institute is a weekend-long conference and is open to young people (age 18-25) throughout the state.
The weekend includes conversations about reproductive justice at the intersections of race, class, gender, and faith, the political landscape in the state and strategies for campus organizing. Twenty-five students will be accepted to each Institute. URGE covers the cost of travel, lodging and most meals.
2014ALrjli)Ohio, (http://bit.ly/URGEohio) Deadline: Friday, September 26, 2014
California (Bay Area), (http://bit.ly/
2014CArjli) Deadline: Friday, October 3th, 2014"
(Text below is taken from the Brooklyn Museum website)
PAID Internship Opportunity for High School Students at the Brooklyn Museum APPLY HERE!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
(Below is from the NYCLU)
As the 2014-15 school year begins, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is once again seeking teens to join the Teen Activist Project (TAP)! The NYCLU’s paid youth program works on a wide range of social justice issues and is ideal for students interested in health care, law, social justice, and community organizing. Please consider sharing this opportunity with youth in your networks.PDF application HERE
TAP meets weekly in lower Manhattan, and brings together teens from all over the NYC area to discuss civil liberties issues, such as students’ rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech, healthcare access rights – and more. TAP members work together to plan and execute a project on a social justice issue of their choice; last year’s final project was a photo essay about activism around NYC. The program offers students opportunities to meet and work with professionals on civil liberties issues, lobby city and state legislators, sharpen their public speaking skills, teach their peers important information about their rights, and much more.
To qualify to participate, applicants must be 14 to 21 years old and in a New York City high school or a GED program. Our meetings are held at the NYCLU’s offices at 125 Broad Street in Manhattan and take place on Mondays from 4:15 to 6:15 PM. Youth who join are expected to remain in the program for the length of the school year. TAP members receive $9.00 per hour or community service hours.
If you know youth who may be interested in applying to TAP, please pass on the attached application or direct them to apply via our website at www.nyclu.org/tap. Please be aware that this is a competitive position and we have a policy of selecting no more than two students from the same school or program.
Applications are due in our office by Friday, September 26th. Late applications may be disqualified, and interviews will take place the week of October 6th or 13th.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
It took me YEARS to find out that teen parents have federal legal rights to continue their education before, during, and after becoming pregnant and or parents.
Join #NoTeenShame to talk about the rights you have as a teen parent in school.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
August 25th is New Mexico's day in recognition of young parents! Yes, you read that right WE HAVE OUR OWN DAY in New Mexico. To honor our day and as a way to connect with more teen and young parents from around the country as well as organizations from around the country that support us, there will be a Twitter chat.
The Twitter chat is being organized by Young Women United and will have organizations and teen parents from around the country joining in.
Please mark your calendars and join us on August 25th at 12pm PST/1pm MST/ 3pm EST time at the hashtag #RespectYoungFams to join!