In 1964, more than 700 students from around the country joined organizers and locals in Mississippi to demand rights for black voters. Fifty years later, hundreds gathered to recognize the accomplishments of Freedom Summer and to talk about ways to
It was 8am in Jackson, Mississippi. I had been traveling for the past twenty-four hours, with only three of those hours dedicated to sleep. It was hot and humid, and I was tired from carrying around all the luggage that
Sunday February 10th, 2013 Generation Justice’s radio show was all about Youth and Empowerment.
This show features an interview discussing the proposed increase in minimum wage, a compilation of community voices about this years election, and a Youth Roundtable and commentary, discussing the election and the important issues.
Sunday October 7th, 2012, Generation Justice radio featured stories about Education and Bullying!
October is Bullying Prevention Month and Generation Justice has declared October Education Month!
On October18, 2010 an Early Vote Rally was held on the UNM campus. Students gathered around to listen to several speakers talk about the importance of voting.
The speakers included Lt. Governor Diane Denish, Representative Martin Heinrich, and Brian Hardgroove from Public Enemy. KUNM Youth Radio Project’s George Luna-Peña interviews Brian Hardgroove. Hardgroove tells why it is important for artists to send out a positive message in their music and why it is important for young people to be involved and vote
KUNM Youth Radio Project put out Speak Your Vote NM, a blog for young people, ages 13-30, to express their opinions to the candidates. This blog gives a chance for young people to have a voice and for their voices to be heard. All the posts will be forwarded to both candidates. KUNM Youth Radio Project’s Lucia Martinez and Carson Lafferty interview several UNM students and ask what issues they want the gubernatorial candidates to focus on and a question they would ask the candidates.
KUNM Youth Radio Project put out Speak Your Vote NM, a blog for young people, ages 13-30, to express their opinions to the candidates. This blog gives a chance for young people to have a voice and for their voices to be heard. All the posts will be forwarded to both candidates. KUNM Youth Radio Project’s George Luna-Pena and Aurea Cardiel interview several UNM students and ask how they think they can influence the election and why they think voting is important.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 made it legal in the United States for every person over eighteen years old to vote regardless of his or her ethnicity or background. Yet there is still a large portion of the population excluded from suffrage–minors. In a country where so many of the current issues being discussed by politicians are centered around children (underage drug and alcohol use, education, problems in the home life), it is surprising how little say the youth had on who lead our governments … until now.