I believe that there are three key things you need to always do when leading a movement for social justice and change.

1. Be willing to listen and learn.
2. Have the courage to speak out and act in the name of justice.
3. Never forget why you do what you do and who you do it for, and make sure everything you
do honors that.

As you may know, I recently got back from the National Student Power Convergence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Words can’t even begin to describe how inspired and moved I feel. 5 days of meeting and connecting with student activists (including the wonderful and amazing Stephanie Rivera, Jacob Chaffin, Asean Johnson, and Israel Munoz), exchanging ideas and strategies on how to organize action around key issues affecting youth, and celebrating the power of student voice and action? It was seriously a dream come true. I wish I had the time to delve into every detail of every experience that I had during these 5 days, but I hope you take my word for it that the NSPC was life-changing and groundbreaking.

Continue reading Hannah’s blog entry here.

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