On January 20th, 2018, people worldwide came together to peacefully protest one year after the first largest women’s march. I attended the Los Angeles March for women for the first time. It gave me more confidence in myself, my community, and my country. As a mixed teen growing up on the west coast, I’ve always been surrounded by open-minded people. But, systematic racism and stereotypes became clearer to me once I got older.
A school is a community and there is no bigger need in a refugee camp than to have a place in a group that gives you purpose and dignity.
The fact that the EFA Act has passed through the House means that our voices are being heard and motivates me to keep sharing our message of education for all.
I’ll never forget my first day of advocacy meetings on the Hill.
My mother once told me “you can always take your education with you anywhere you go. It is not heavy, you don’t have to fold it, and it is useful everywhere you go.”
This year, Global Action Week will take place from April 24th to May 1st, 2019. This annual week of action calls attention to the urgent need to invest in the future of the 260+ million out-of-school children around the world. To get involved and share what this year's theme, "My Education, My Right(s)" means to you, check out the GAWE Student and Teacher Activity Guide.
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