Cardboard Castles and Other Amenities...

I am really interested in using different forms of cultural action to help build better communities. Communities are a vital social model, allowing us to tackle problems beyond the ability of individuals with the focus of a defined (usually relatively small) group of people. How do the arts and cultural work in general help communities grow more sustainable futures? If you have a cool website or project or your own ideas on these subjects please let me know.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Youth Activism Rocks

Great heads up from YP4, When Abstinence Fails, High School Students Demand Maternity Leave by Laura Hadden points out a group of high school students in Denver demanding maternity leaver from their high school. For more info check out the Denver Post article. One of the most brain busting things about this issue is how worried many people are about schools encouraging teen pregnancy. Although, I think it’s safe to say that most people would be better served to wait till they are more mature before having kids, it seems when people are asking for maternity leave encouraging teen pregnancy is no longer the issue. We should be making it as easy as possible for all youth, including pregnant youth, to get an education.

(Image Credits: Denver Post)

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