social justice

September 17, 2019
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: Why is it critical to engage underrepresented youth in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)? How can we widen and increase the participation of girls, racialized youth, and young people from low-income and marginalized communities in STEM programs? This engaging and interactive discussion explored the importance of providing equal access to STEM opportunities, and how these opportunities can be designed to engage youth not typically represented in STEM fields. Our guests for this critical...
July 26, 2019
This factsheet was created by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS FACTSHEET: An ally is someone who recognizes that the privilege they have in relation to others is a result of the unjust patterns of a society – and commits to changing these patterns. This factsheet – developed from “Anti-Racist Praxis with Street-Involved African Canadian Youth” by Julian Hasford, Peter Amponsah & Treisha Hylton, in Mental Health and Addiction Interventions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Practical Strategies for Front-Line Providers (Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Press, 2018) – ...
April 02, 2019
This report was published by Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is an extraordinary report with Indigenous women survivors at the center; rather than as a secondary reference. Indigenous women in the Downtown Eastside (DTES)—a neighbourhood known as ground zero for violence against Indigenous women—are not silent victims, statistics, or stereotypes. This unprecedented work shares their powerful first-hand realities of violence, residential schools, colonization, land,...
March 13, 2019
This video was developed by director Slater Jewell-Kemker and provided by Scythia Films. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: Youth Unstoppable: My Decade in the Youth Climate Movement (formerly An Inconvenient Youth) captures the vibrant untold story of the global youth climate movement. Decisions made today are shaping the world they will live in, and they are no longer willing to sit idly as the planet is degraded for the short term gain of the older generations. Director Slater Jewell-Kemker has been interviewing celebrities and politicians about the environment since the age of...
February 19, 2019
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!  1. What is the research about? The aim of this research was to collect insights from Indigenous youth across Canada about how to move forward with the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Call to Action #66. In 2015, the TRC released 94 Calls to Action – practical directions for how the Canadian government can work towards addressing the lasting intergenerational trauma of...
February 19, 2019
This report was published by Indigenous Youth Voices. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Indigenous Youth Voices (IYV) is led by Indigenous youth for Indigenous youth. IYV originally came together to formulate a report and recommendations on the implementation of Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 66: We call upon the federal government to establish multi-year funding for community-based youth organizations to deliver programs on reconciliation, and establish a national network to share information and best practices. The network consists of First Nations, Inuit,...
February 18, 2019
In this paper, we offer a conceptual mapping of healing centered organizing and argue three key ideas. First, we argue that healing centered organizing is a response to decades of toxic and harmful policies that disproportionately impact low-income youth of color. Second, we offer principles of healing centered organizing and illustrate key practices across organizations in California. Research suggests that civic engagement activities like youth and community organizing contribute not only to improved academic outcomes, but also to greater social capital and higher levels of well-being for...
December 19, 2018
This guide was created by the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy NETWORK. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:When it comes to creating a positive & sustainable impact on the lives of Indigenous Peoples living in Montreal, it is important to understand the role that an individual occupies and plays within the collective experience. The term ally has been around for some time, and recently many critics say that it has lost its original meaning. Instead of being used to identify one’s role within a collective struggle, it has come to symbolize a token identity – a kind of...
March 29, 2018
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!     1. What is the research about? In light of systemic discrimination, it has been argued that, to be successful academically, Black students need to be in a school environment that expects them to do well, and that provides sufficient support so that they can meet high expectations. This research uses these necessary elements – high expectations and sufficient support – as a starting point from which to examine...
March 29, 2018
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!     1. What is the research about? The research is about how those working with youth experiencing housing instability can engage youth to shape programming and service delivery to best meet their needs. In order to ensure the expertise and resilience of youth was recognized in this study, the researchers used a social justice youth development model to help youth foster a critical analysis of the conditions that...