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The Power of Youth in Advocacy: A Vital Discussion on Young Leaders in Anti-Poverty Movements - Shared screen with speaker view
Cynthia Tschampl, MA, she/her
47:58
I am so sorry to hear of this painful experience! It will make me work harder to make sure that is not happing in our group....
Yolanda (she/her)
53:54
Fundraising-> Elke
Cindy Changyit Levin
53:55
What is advice you have for advocates at the high school level who are starting their own advocacy groups? What are ways that we can be conscious of older advocates while stressing the importance and empowering our middle school members. (Some of which don’t have social media yet) - Summer Levin, she/her, 10th grade
Sandra Eagle
54:48
When I and my cohorts refer to the 'youth' it is with excitement and a deep respect for what the genius and passion the youth brings. I was one part of the youth and have very good feelings about what I brought. I now consider myself an elder, and have tremendous respect for what I bring from this filter. Also, I think of the Day, and shaping of the Day, belongs to the youth
Sandra Eagle
55:34
my point being some of us who use the term the youth, do so as mutual partners with plenty to offer.
Lisa Peters
56:11
Can any of you give specific instances of oppressive statements and actions to help us avoid those?
Jim Driggers
57:04
I second Lisa's question. I was wondering the same thing.
Lucinda Winslow
57:20
It’s continues to be an exciting collaboration with our thrilling Greater CT members, one that continues to unfold. Thank you, Jennn for your leadership in bringing so many voices together!
Cindy Changyit Levin
01:00:13
Lisa, I can give an example…”you’re such a baby!” “Is this your first conference, do you understand what’s going on?” Are things my kids used to hear as grade school and middle schoolers when they had more experience lobbying and writing media than the people who asked them. Sadly, sometimes the people who said those things were REAL change fellowship advocates who just assumed that as college students they were the youngest advocates
Lucinda Winslow
01:01:46
How do you all feel about calling us older ones out, or in, so we can grow?
Meredith Dodson, RESULTS (she/her)
01:03:29
BTW the Call In/Out Guide that RESULTS created a few years ago had some specific (not as recent) examples of actual things said to people in our network: https://results.org/wp-content/uploads/Call-in_Call-Out_Resource_Guide.pdf. More current resources are here: https://results.org/volunteers/anti-oppression/
Dorothy, RESULTS (she/her)
01:03:30
Love that you all are highlighting the importance of not making assumptions - this applies across all ages (as Cindy's comment above illustrates).This parallels our values statement: "Our strength is rooted in our diversity of experiences, not in our assumptions." and it's important to live these values daily - thank you for this reminder & call to action!
Lisa Peters
01:04:03
One thing I will share as a married woman in her 30s: I recommend not asking if a woman is planning to have kids, or when she is going to have another one, or if she is going to have another one so she has a boy! (mom of 2 girls here)
Yolanda (she/her)
01:04:21
Yes Lisa!!!
clara (she/her)
01:04:35
Or about her marital status
Lisa Peters
01:04:54
or dating status either
Patsy O'Shea (she/her)
01:05:39
What’s the difference between making statements of interest, or serve as typical social icebreakers with a new person vs. asking a question that is interpreted as oppressive? Example: where are you from?
clara (she/her)
01:06:34
Great question!! It is helpful to let people lead the conversation. As for more detail on something they bring up. A great icebreaker is how did you get started in advocacy.
Dorothy, RESULTS (she/her)
01:07:13
in an organization that values diversity and people's lived experiences how do you distinguish asking where you are from as wanting to make space for what comes from your lived experience and getting to know you, as opposed to trying to pidgeon hole you?- Sandra Eagle
clara (she/her)
01:07:14
Also ask questions related to their expertise and not their personal life
Lucinda Winslow
01:07:26
Amazing session everyone. Thank you thank you thank you!
Lisa Peters
01:07:33
also accept their answer; IE if they say "New jersey" don't ask "No where are you from originally?"
clara (she/her)
01:07:58
YESS!! Accepting the answer!!
Lucinda Winslow
01:08:49
Yes!
Yolanda (she/her)
01:09:30
Thank you for that question Patsy. There is a difference asking where your family is from and asking where you are from. For me, I'm an African American woman from South Carolina and when I'm asked where my family is from, I think people are asking me where my family originated from and now where I am personally from. I hope that makes sense.
Norm Filiol(he/him) Ottawa, Canada
01:10:22
I tend to not ask new volunteers about the work they do or other back ground and focus on what brought them to the meeting
Lucinda Winslow
01:10:23
Thank you. You all need to know our palms are sweating, too. But that is great.
Sheryl Passarge
01:10:29
Thank you, you four, for so clearly describing some of what I had experienced when I was starting up with RESULTS (at age 27) (22 years ago.) So helpful!
Yolanda (she/her)
01:11:18
I like that Norm. Asking them for their why is a great way to find out why they are so passionate about the campaigns we work on.
Yolanda (she/her)
01:12:04
And keep the conversation going. Don't stop with today.
Cynthia Tschampl, MA, she/her
01:12:29
@Yolanda +1 !!!!!
clara (she/her)
01:12:30
We are all learning.
Patsy O'Shea (she/her)
01:12:38
It’s clear nobody of any age wants to arbitrarily pigeon-holed; and forced to deal with other’s people’s blatant assumptions.
Edward syth
01:12:39
There has been/is a culture of not criticizing or having another opinion because that would be disrespectful to someone who is older.
Jos Linn (he/him)
01:13:11
I wish everyone at RESULTS had been at this session. Excellent.
Hwa Young Lee
01:13:13
I need to go now, but thank you all so much for speaking!
Michael Santos, RESULTS (he/him/his)
01:13:24
And I want to hear more! Please be in touch - msantos@results.org
Alicia Stromberg (she/her)
01:13:24
we're listening, Elke-Esmeralda!!
clara (she/her)
01:13:29
@joss !!! yes
Michele Ramsay
01:13:42
Thank-you all for sharing!
Norm Filiol(he/him) Ottawa, Canada
01:13:58
Thank you so much. Great session and leaves us with a lot to ponder.
Dilani Logan
01:14:07
Thank you for an incredible session!! :)
Patsy O'Shea (she/her)
01:14:12
Youth fellowship is fabulous!
Cynthia Tschampl, MA, she/her
01:14:55
We learn more with intergenerational experiences!!
Jennifer M. Koo (Jennn) | CT
01:14:56
YES ELKE-ESMERALDA!
Lillian Jensen
01:14:56
❤️
Carla Campbell
01:15:08
Thank you all for your wisdom and insight!
clara (she/her)
01:15:55
Don't forget to take these lessons and start conversations in your group. Don't wait until someone experiencing oppression to bring things up.
Elke-Esmeralda Dikoume (she/her)
01:15:58
Thank you all!! Thank you Jennifer, Meron, Jazmine, Alicia, Dorothy, and Yolanda for organizing this great sesision!!!!!
Susan Fleurant (she/her)
01:16:10
Thank you, all!
Jennifer M. Koo (Jennn) | CT
01:16:15
Absolutely! +1 Clara
Sandra Eagle
01:16:49
very helpful conversation, a lot to think about
Amal Abdulrahman
01:16:56
Wow this was a great session Thank you all !
Alicia Stromberg (she/her)
01:17:09
thank you Elke-Esmeralda, who is joining from Cameroon!!
Elke-Esmeralda Dikoume (she/her)
01:17:14
Woohoo!! <3
Elke-Esmeralda Dikoume (she/her)
01:17:18
Thank you all!
Jennifer M. Koo (Jennn) | CT
01:17:22
Thank you, everyone!
Jos Linn (he/him)
01:17:23
thank you
Dorothy, RESULTS (she/her)
01:17:25
https://results.org/volunteers/anti-oppression/
Cynthia Tschampl, MA, she/her
01:17:26
thank you!!!
Dorothy, RESULTS (she/her)
01:17:29
Session surveys can be filled out in Whova, or via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IC2021session
Zelda Foxall
01:17:37
Great session.