Our inaugural Youth Ideas panel, part of the first Citywide Youth Summit, explores the legacy of U.S. youth activism and, above all, its importance in social movements today. This discussion, featuring young agents for change who are fighting for various causes, is motivated by the conviction that teenagers are not only able to effect change but are perhaps the best equipped to do so. Moderated by Wendy Lesko, executive director of the Youth Activism Project.
The Festival's Ideas Program Presenting sponsor is CT Humanities.
PARTICIPANTSModerator: Wendy Lesko, Executive Director, Youth Activism Project
Isabel Bate, LGBTQ Youth Kickback, New Haven
Jeremy Cajigas, community organizer on issues of racism and police brutality, Hamden
Montrel Morrison, NAACP Juvenile Justice Committee Chair, Southern Connecticut State University
Carolina Bortolleto, CTStudents for a Dream Co-Founder, Western Connecticut State University