This paper draws on an ongoing participatory action research project in order to explore the civic engagement practices of social change-oriented youth living in Windsor, Ontario. In particular, the paper explores how social change-oriented youth people become aware of issues of public concern and attrempted to address these concerns. Overall, our study demonstrates the significance of young peoples’ everyday, localized, and relational lives in shaping their civic participation. Furthermore, in their efforts to effect change, participants forge largely pragmatic approaches to their social change efforts, opting to strategically navigate traditional and non-traditional forms of civic engagement.
In the book I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai explains the struggles of her hometown, Sway Valley, and the problems that occur in Islam. One of the enormous problems in Islam was the fact that Women were not allowed to have an education and furthermore, were not allowed to be even seen outside. In Islam, it is extremely hard for women to do anything besides staying home and if they were caught outside without a burqa or a niqab, they could be killed. Malala Yousafzai was torn with these new laws that were implanted by the Taliban which made her take action against them with her prominent words and leading her to becoming an international symbol of peaceful protest. Although, Malala could not convince the Taliban for educational equality in Islam, she was able to convince millions of people around the world to take actions against them through her struggle for educational equality powerfully due to her use of ethos, tone, and imagery.
“I don’t see anything uncommon in it,” states Alex Lin a former teen activist. Teen activists, who are they, what do they stand for ,and what does it take to become one? Teen activists make a big difference in this world, they devote time and energy to helping others a they don’t let challenges get in their way ,they stand up for what they believe in, and they encourage others to do so. All it takes to become one is lots of determination and a voice and the bravery to stand up!
One way teen activists speak out is live television and youtube. Malala went that way and went on interviews with Ellen and Emma Watson and so on. She wanted to spread the word of the importance of girls education to the world. She was on late night talk shows and everything. By being willing to be shot and getting injured it made her cause that much more special. And the fact that she was a 12 year old when she first started fighting for the cause. This all shows how important her cause is to her and her town and the whole world.
For example, Alex Lin went to the government to get a law passed to ban dumping electronics in trash cans. He influenced others to see why it important to use e-waste instead of dumping electronics. Another example is Malala, who inspired others with her blog talking about how her life was like in Pakistan with the Taliban, and advocating for girls education; as shown in “A Heroic Return.” “Malala has been an Internet blogger, or writer, since she was 11 years old. In 2011 she was awarded Pakistan’s National Peace Award for her bravery in writing about the difficulties of life and education in the shadow of the Taliban.” This shows that Malala risked her life to make sure that others heard about the hardships in her country by someone who was experiencing it herself. She inspired others like Zuriel Oduwole to advocate for girls education. Another example is Faye Carey, who helps her local pet control get people to adopt the animals by creating a facebook page. Faye Carey influences others by showing them that they should adopt pets from a shelter or pet control instead of a breeder, as shown in “Teenage Girl s Dog’s Best Friend.” “It can be stressful trying to juggle, because we’ve got animals at home and schoolwork and chores and everything else.” Faye Carey shows that even though she has so much to handle in her life, she still has time to care for animals. This shows that Teen activists influence and inspire others by how they change the world for the better.
The first teen that supports the idea that teen activists inspire people to do good things, is Faye Carey. Faye Carey fights for new homes of abandoned dogs. In an article from News Hub, Teenage Girl is Dogs’ Best Friend, it says she wants “to give animals a second chance.” In the same article it says, “Faye has managed to re-home more than 60 dogs.” Now that is inspiring. Keep in mind Faye is a teenage girl with much more fun things to do than rescue a bunch of stinky dogs. Faye doesn’t care about that. She is
Have you ever wanted something super bad and would do anything to get it. That 's what a teen activist is. They fight for a cause and never give up about it. A teen activist is also someone who is supporting an important cause and wants to change something to make something right, said WorldActivist.weebly.com. Teen activists can also overcome obstacles or challenges. Teen activists also can affect many people in many ways. Like most teen activists, they can involve in physical or mental violence because of there cause. Also they might have people or groups trying to stop then along the way. That might occur because some people don’t like the cause the teen activist is fighting for, which can lead to physical or mental violence. Also most teen activists don’t have enough help. Teen activists can’t do big things/changes by themselves. Here are some examples.
What is teen activism? Well teen activism is when a teengaer speaks up and fights for what they think is right. By doing this they could help animals or people around the world. Activists fight for many things whether is comes to saving animals or helping kids get an education- by doing this they could end up changing the world. Teen activists have many characteristics, like being brave or caring, They care for many things and that 's why they became an activist. Overall activism is a
Malala Yousafzai is a girl from Pakistan who lived in the Swat valley when her troubles began. Malala is praised internationally for her use of peaceful protest to spread her message of educational equality for women and the crudeness of the Taliban. She does so using rhetorical strategies throughout her novel; ‘I am Malala.’ The rhetoric Malala uses really makes her story seem more relatable and appeals emotionally to the readers. It is the story of a young girl growing up in a country where men were more important and superior than women, which led them to control everything these women did. These men were Islamic and they wanted women’s rights to go to school to be taken away, so they made it their mission to burn down schools and kill men and women alike who went against their interpretation of Islamic law. Malala only a teenager at the time helped foster change in her in her country for women’s rights.
Sometimes they are physically or mentally abused because of their protests, but they keep fighting. Malala, Alex Libby, and Iqubal are all people who were attacked because of their protests. Malala was shot by the Taliban when she was only 15 years old. The Taliban are a group of people who invaded Pakistan, where Malala lives, and took control of the government. They have an extreme interpretation of their religion and they use violence against anyone who tries to stand up to them to say that what they are doing is wrong. Before this happened, she was given threatening notes to stop protesting, but she trusted and believed that she needed to keep going. She was shot in the head on her way home from school. According to the article, “Malala The Powerful”, two gunmen open fired. One bullet penetrated Malala’s head but did not enter her brain, and two of her friends were shot in the arm. This happened because of her protests against what the Taliban were doing, even though it really was wrong. Another teen activist who was hurt because of his protests was Alex Libby. He stood up against bullies, who threatened him and hurt him. They threatened him and verbally abused him. But he kept fighting, and is now surrounded by supportive friends. Iqubal is also a teen activist who can show that some teen activists are abused because of their protests. Like Malala, Iqbal was shot. Except
The obligation a citizen feels to serve their country is a common sentiment. Despite this presumed duty resulting in countless deaths of men and women, many still make the brave decision to enlist themselves during a war. This can be attributed to how those who serve their country’s military are touted as courageous, selfless and heroic. Timothy Findley’s “War” follows the tragic story of a young boy named Neil growing up during World War II. Neil finds himself in a difficult situation upon learning that his father has enlisted himself in the army. Neil’s characterization which embodies an ordinary child, is expressed through his apparent naivety and innocence. Furthermore, “War” strongly displays three of Neil’s character traits which in turn,
All teen activists such as Alex Lin Malala and Iqbal work to help make a world a better place.That might take months or even years. We know that's a long time! Teen Activists also face challenges like,they cannot spread the word to others, they have many people stand in there way,and the reason activists do these things even though it puts there life at risk is because they want to help in ways they can. According to (Youth Activists Project), “nearly half of the world population is underage 18. Young adults between comprise 20% of the U.S population” That how many of us can make a difference in younger kids life and activists don’t even have to be teens they can be any age.
When playing the role of an activist on in any form, activism is constantly prominent in their lives. Activism is defined to be the policy or action of using dynamic and often confrontational campaigning by means of organizing demonstrations and protests to achieve the goal in bringing about political and/or social change. Then there is slacktivism which refers to the actions that are performed via the Internet to support and stand up to a political or social cause but which can be regarded as requiring little time, effort and involvement, e.g. signing an online petition or joining a campaign group on a social media website.
The first way that young people can make a difference is doing their jobs at their place of work. This might not seem like many society better but it is. Many kids like to get lazy and just sit around all day. There are many people in the community that are looking for jobs and many businesses are looking for young people to come and work for them. Many kids do not want to do the jobs
In adolescents, volunteering is very beneficial to their overall life. One article states, “Random effects analyses, based on 49 studies (24,477 participants, 12-20 years old) revealed that community service had positive effects on academic, personal, social, and civic outcomes” (Goethem 2114). As a result, the studies show that adolescents’ who volunteered had a more positive outlook on life and were able to use the skills learned from volunteering in their everyday life. Most children or teens nowadays, if they are not kept busy, tend to get into mischief. By volunteering, it not only gives them something to keep them occupied, but