Looking out over McMicken Commons, I am troubled by the tiny white flags, each representing a life lost to hatred and violence. There are over 250 flags, and I know I am not the only one who noticed. Students on their way to morning classes are looking down as they pass through, reading the names and causes of death written on the flags. Though very few stop at our table for more information, I can see them taking in the message: our people are being murdered at an alarming …
Each year over 120 youth activists gather in Washington, D.C. to share expertise with one another and Advocates for Youth staff; learn about the latest findings and legislation that affect reproductive health; participate in trainings; and make a commitment to be lifelong advocates for young people’s reproductive and sexual health and rights. Then they head to Capitol Hill to educate their representatives on why comprehensive sexual health education is so important for young people.
Groups attending the conference included:
1 in 3 Organizers. These college students attend a …
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