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Can young people change the world?

What can youth activists accomplish where adults have failed?

2019 has been a year of youth activism. From the Swedish climate change protester Greta Thunberg to Hong Kong’s democracy activist Joshua Wong, young people have been making headlines. Millions of school children and college students all over the world marched for a range of causes, whether it was fighting climate change, supporting girls’ education in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, or ending police brutality in the US. Politicians are being forced to pay attention and address previously ignored issues. But will meaningful change come about? Can young people achieve things in activism that adults can’t? And what does it take to become the next Greta Thunberg? Paul Henley and a panel of experts discuss the young people trying to change the world.

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53 minutes

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Sat 21 Dec 2019 04:06GMT

Contributors

Amelia Viney - Founder and head of Advocacy Academy, London

Jino Mohamed - British Somali campaigner for immigrants’ rights

Julianne Viola - Postdoctoral researcher, Imperial College, London

Daze Aghaji - Student and environmental campaigner

Also featuring:

Severn Cullis-Suzuki - Former child environmental activist in Canada 

 

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Sixteen year old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at UN headquarters in New York City. Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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