Author: Youth Leader

Lobbying for Activists

What is lobbying? For some, it’s a word that brings up images of D.C. politicians, oil tycoons, and fervent protesters with a political agenda. For me, it represented the voice of a movement trying to make itself heard. I had

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With Your Support, Our Resistance Grows Stronger

Dear Friend, “It is our duty to fight for freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love and support one another. We have nothing to lose but our chains.” -Assata Shakur For 39 years, Boston Mobilization has fought

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Why?

In my opinion, one of the most underrated phrases in the English language comes down to the question, “Why?” Young children often question everything, from the reason the sky is blue, to the motives behind everything their parents do. As

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A Day in the Life of a Suburban Millennial Voter

I spent Super Tuesday in an aggressively apparent state of delirious excitement. That morning, in true millennial fashion, I dressed up, filled my water bottle, posted several times on social media, explored the new political filters on Snapchat, and texted

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The Fight for $15 Is Not Yet Won

It was a chilly November afternoon when over 200 students, workers, and local leaders came together in support of raising minimum wage for fast food and retail employees to 15 dollars an hour. The rally began at Faneuil Hall and

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Spring = Youth Led Donor Meeting Season!

Blog post by Sub/Urban Justice youth leader Mary about what the process of leading donor meetings has been like: “Thank you classism for making the act of asking for money unbearably comfortable. But special thanks to the donors for not

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#WageAction: Fight for 15

“What do we want?” “15!!!” “When do we want it?” “NOW!!!” Protestors at the Fight for 15 yelled this, among many other chants, on the afternoon of April 14 as they marched from Northeastern University to the AMC Loew’s movie

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Inequality for All movie review

Youth leader Kavya and I both felt that Robert Reich’s “Inequality for All” movie was a big eye opener. It really awoke us to just how bad decades of problematic economic policies have widened the gap between rich and poor

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This Little Light of Mine: the Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer

Last Thursday, March 26th, Sub/urban Justice youth leader Mary and I went to see a documentary showing at the Harvard Law School. The movie, called this Little Light of Mine, illustrated the life and significance of Fannie Lou Hamer, one

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Show me what courageous love looks like – this is what courageous love looks like!

  At Boston Mobilization, we believe in recognizing and affirming the gifts of heart, leadership, community building and justice-making that we see in each other. So we are so thrilled that this past Sunday, Sub/Urban Justice Youth Leader Mari was honored with

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