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Notes from Canada's Young Activists: A Generation Stands Up for Change

Notes from Canada's Young Activists: A Generation Stands Up for Change

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In this compilation, young citizens describe the moments they were inspired to pursue their passions to improve their world. Their methods and causes are diverse, and their stories highlight their innovative ways of identifying and addressing problems in society. The achievements here are impressive, from Craig Kielburger’s founding of Free the Children to raise awareness of child labor to Lyndsay Poaps becoming the youngest elected official in Vancouver history. These stories counter the myth of youth as self-absorbed slackers, presenting a bracing new generation of activist leaders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781553652373
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword   Dr. Samantha Nutt     ix
Introduction     1
Art, Politics, and Questioning Authority   Ilona Dougherty     7
A Reference Letter to Remember   George Roter     13
Building a Nation of Nations: Aboriginal Youth and Canadian Politics   Ginger Gosnell-Myers     21
It's About Time   Anil Patel     28
Rooting for Change   Severn Cullis-Suzuki     35
Swimming in the Fast Lane   Karen Kun     41
Catching the Spirit   D. Simon Jackson     49
Lessons from Making the Jump: A Young Person's Experience in Politics   Lyndsay Poaps     58
The Sunday Suppers   Richard Hoshino     67
Modern Inuk on the Move   Miali-Elise Coley     74
Remembering the Dance: Feeling My Way to Freedom   Annahid Dashtgard     81
Departure   Ahmed Kayssi     90
Free The Children: The World's Largest Network of Children Helping Children through Education   Craig Kielburger     96
Reasons to Dream   Jessica Lax     106
Finding Home: Storytelling, South Asians, and Spirituality   Shakil Choudhury     115
"Ah. So WeAre All the Same": Reflections on Human Development and Attitudes in Activism   Chris Richards     125
Dub poetics and personal politics$dd'bi.young.anitafrika     137
On Authority and Activism   Robin Rix     149
Watershed Moments of a Metis Mentor   Kris Frederickson     156
In, and Out Again   Cynthia Mackenzie     164
Emergence from Colonialism: Memories and Stories of Bantu Life   Devi Mucina     171
Writing the Wrong   Ben Peterson     182
Finding the "I" in Action: Defining Activism to Include Me   Natalie Gerum     189
Gardom Lake to Tatamagouche: Climate Change, the WTO, and a Community Land Trust   Yuill Herbert     197
Challenging the Planet: A Call from the Arctic to Face the Heat on Climate Change   Tim Harvey     205
Further Reading     215
Acknowledgements     223
About the Editors     225

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