Tabatha P. Thompson

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People hold their hands up during the March for Our Lives rally on March 24 in Seattle. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

For decades, youth activism has been a force for major social and political change around the world. The Parkland, Fla., students’ nonviolent mass action is part of a rich history of youth-led movements that have dismantled racial segregation in the United States, rooted out corruption in Brazil and toppled dictatorships in Serbia, Tunisia and Gambia.

Though their acts of defiance may sometimes be dismissed as naivete, when young people harness their natural inclination to question authority and challenge the status quo, they can be powerful catalysts for change. Youth-led movements do not always succeed (think Tiananmen Square in 1989), but when they do, it is often because they act with urgency, organize with patience and disrupt with discipline.…  Seguir leyendo »