Youth Voices

THE ROAD TO FIND

A journal for young students who are passionate about art and advocacy Self care is an act of social justice. The Road to Find is a creative journal for students founded by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Sonia Banker, Arts Justice Fellow. Its mission is to inspire and empower youth to express their

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YES ON 15 IS YES ON RACIAL JUSTICE

By Zaid Diaz-Arias Let’s get one thing clear: property taxes are a race issue. The city and state require landowners to pay property taxes, which directly fund social services like schools and mental health services. Property tax rules are controlled by the state and have historically been a contested issue. Property taxes are on the

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STATE OFFICIALS MUST DO MORE FOR STUDENT WELLNESS AS SCHOOL DISTRICTS LAYOFF COUNSELORS

By Sonia Banker Sonia Banker is a high school senior in San Francisco and is a part of the ACLU’s Youth Liberty Squad and Arts Justice Council. To hear more student voices on social justice issues, check out the creative journal founded by Sonia and the Youth Liberty Squad at www.theroadtofind.org.  When the pandemic began in

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Defund Los Angeles School Police

Tyler Okeke – student at the University of Chicago Processing the deaths of people who look like us and those we love has been difficult for Black people across the country, especially students with limited agency. But our power is growing. Young people across the country have taken to the streets demanding to live in

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I Wish I Had Known My Rights

By Sasha Rawlinson, 16, El Segundo My life got turned upside down when I was brought into the assistant principal’s office during my sophomore year. While I was taking a math test, a campus security guard burst into my classroom, grabbed my backpack, and said: “Let’s go.” Without any explanation, he led me to the

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