Notes from Canada's Young Activists: A Generation Stands Up for Change

with Daniel Aldana Cohen

March 8, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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In this compilation, young citizens describe the moments they were inspired to pursue their passions to improve their world. Their methods and causes are diverse, and their stories highlight their innovative ways of identifying and addressing problems in society. The achievements here are impressive, from Craig Kielburger's founding of Free the Children to raise awareness of child labor to Lyndsay Poaps becoming the youngest elected official in Vancouver history. These stories counter the myth of youth as self-absorbed slackers, presenting a bracing new generation of activist leaders.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.63 in

Published: March 8, 2007

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1553652371

ISBN - 13: 9781553652373

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Notes from Canada's Young Activists: A Generation Stands Up for Change

Notes from Canada's Young Activists: A Generation Stands Up for Change

with Daniel Aldana Cohen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.63 in

Published: March 8, 2007

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1553652371

ISBN - 13: 9781553652373

About the Book

In this compilation, young citizens describe the moments they were inspired to pursue their passions to improve their world. Their methods and causes are diverse, and their stories highlight their innovative ways of identifying and addressing problems in society. The achievements here are impressive, from Craig Kielburger’ s founding of Free the Children to raise awareness of child labor to Lyndsay Poaps becoming the youngest elected official in Vancouver history. These stories counter the myth of youth as self-absorbed slackers, presenting a bracing new generation of activist leaders.

Table of Contents

Contributors: Ahmed Kayssi Anil Patel Annahid Dashtgard Ben Peterson Chris Richards Craig Kielburger Cynthia Mackenzie D. Simon Jackson d'bi.young.anitafrika Devi Mucina George Roter Ginger Gosnell Ilona Dougherty Jessica Lax Karen Kun Kris Frederickson Lyndsay Poaps Miali-Elise Coley Natalie Gerum Nathan Cullen Richard Hoshino Robin Rix Severn Cullis-Suzuki Shakil Choudhury Tim Harvey Yuill Hebert

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In this compilation, young citizens describe the moments they were inspired to pursue their passions to improve their world. Their methods and causes are diverse, and their stories highlight their innovative ways of identifying and addressing problems in society. The achievements here are impressive, from Craig Kielburger's founding of Free the Children to raise awareness of child labor to Lyndsay Poaps becoming the youngest elected official in Vancouver history. These stories counter the myth of youth as self-absorbed slackers, presenting a bracing new generation of activist leaders.

About the Author

A native of Toronto, Daniel Aldana Cohen obtained a BA in the History of Ideas and International Development Studies from McGill University in Montreal, where he was the editor of the independent student newspaper, The McGill Daily. He has raced the 800 metres at the Canadian Junior Championships, canoed into James Bay, and camped amid Inca ruins. He has lived and studied in Paris and the South of France and worked as a freelance journalist in Venezuela and Bolivia.Ahmed Kayssi holds dual bachelor's degrees in engineering chemistry and business German and is currently pursuing an MSc in physiology at Queen's University. He hopes to become a doctor and participate in the country's healthcare debate. However, as a native Iraqi who lived in Egypt and Saudi Arabia before calling Montreal home, one of his passions is to raise awareness of the place newcomers have within Canada. At his university, he founded the Arab Students Association and organized and moderated panel discussions on free speech and Canada-US relations.Cynthia Mackenzie is a passionate human rights activist who is currently pursuing her doctorate in political science in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked on human rights projects around the world, from sex-worker outreach in Calgary and refugee advocacy in Vancouver to community development in India and Costa Rica and urban environmental projects in Cuba. She has been actively involved in Canada's public policy debate with Canada25 and for her work, Volunteer Ca
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