Sustaining Our Anti-Racist Practices Over Time

Written by Lydia Proulx Unlike our previous blog posts, this one has a more specific intended audience. This post is for me and my white peers. This is our task, not that of our peers, neighbors, friends, and family of color. If this causes a defensive reaction in your gut;…

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Black Lives Matter & Healing Justice

Written by Tamara Manzer Today, more than ever, our nation must affirm and center healing in the lives of Black youth. Black youth are experiencing a mental health crisis while at the same time they continue to face systemic inequalities and disparities that have been further perpetuated in 2020. In…

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Being Black in America

Written by Jasmine Boatwright Being black in America has never been easy. For years we have been subjected to public disrespect, violence, lack of opportunities, and disregard of our lives from those paid to support us. Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland Tamir Rice Trayvon Martin George Floyd are only a handful…

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YMN Releases Black Youth Allyship Guide

Youth MOVE National is excited to share a new resource that we have created in response to our recent commitment to anti-racism. "Standing in Solidarity: A Guide for Becoming a Better Ally to Black Youth" aims to help youth peers and supportive adults find ways to create change in your…

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Questions to Ask When Screening Resources

As we continue to move through 2020, keeping a watchful eye on the world around us as it relates to COVID, anti-racism, an election year, and so many other events that are shaping our daily lives, we think it’s important to take a few moments to reflect on how we…

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Holding Space During Facilitation for Difficult Conversations

Written by Johanna Bergan Gifts You Can Offer to Youth Advocates Right Now I have always found a special need for space to sit in a group and let free flow discussion and processing happen. This is especially important, and a source of nourishment, in the midst of change-making. Our…

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