Shut Up & Listen: A Social Justice Issue

Shut up & listen: my new goal.

I just attended the Free Minds, Free People conference and saw teens and adults really listening and working together on social justice issues.

Imagine if this was the norm: people valuing action not age. Young adults have already made history, but as Harvard doctoral candidate Eve Ewing says, we “focus on luminary figures…Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, but [teens] don’t hear about the organizers of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee — young people like themselves who were at the forefront of these movements.”

Let’s spread this news — and then shut up and listen.


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