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Listen To Students Describe Their Experiences Organizing, Protesting

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People protest the death of George Floyd in Pan Pacific Park, May 30, 2020 (Josie Huang/LAist)
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Students speak out about injustice, but their voices are often not heard in media coverage of demonstrations or protests.

We wanted to amplify their voices and work.

Meet Brooklyn. She’s currently a junior – almost a senior – at Crenshaw High. She’s also a youth leader with South Central Youth Empowered Thru Action.

"It just makes me feel so sad that our generation - my generation, the younger generation - has to step in and use our voices to talk about the problem," Brooklyn told me in an interview.

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"I can’t even say I want us to sit down and have the conversation because it feels too late to have a conversation. There’s no time to talk anymore. It’s time for actions. It's time for them to make changes."

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