Welcome to Season 2!
This season we are excited to present new episodes!
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S2E7 Reproductive Justice
Join Host Madison Harris as she converses with Next Generation Leadership Institute on Reproductive Justice (2020-2022) Fellows Amber Wynne, a senior health science policy administration major, criminal justice minor, attending Hampton University in Hampton, VA, and Nina Clinton a senior attending Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. The Next Generation Leadership Institute is a paid two-year fellowship that serves as a formal pipeline for training young Black women, of all identities, from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to become Reproductive Justice leaders.
The National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda defines reproductive justice as the human right to control our sexuality, our gender, our work, and our reproduction. They believe that that right can only be achieved when all women and girls have the complete economic, social, and political power and resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies, their families, and their communities in all areas of their lives.
- In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a national-state partnership focused on lifting up the voices of Black women leaders at the national and regional levels in our fight to secure Reproductive Justice for all women, femmes, and girls.
- Reproductive Justice Briefing Book: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change
- Center for Reproductive Rights
- Well Read Black Girl Reproductive Rights Reading List
S2E6 Youth & Disabilities
Join Host Madison Harris and guest Paige Blake, White House Initiative HBCU Competitiveness Scholar for Bowie State University, as they engage in an uplifting conversation about how she has turned the pain of her chronic medical condition, diagnosed at the age of four, into purpose by serving as an international advocate for individuals with disabilities.
A native of Maryland, Paige is a biology major at Bowie State University. She plans to attend medical school to study Neurology. She has worked with the Congressional Black Caucus and The White House Initiative on African American Excellence, to advocate for disabled students. She is also the Undergraduate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the University System of Maryland Student Council, where she fights for students’ rights to ensure equity and inclusion for college students across Maryland.
- Respect Ability - Fighting Stigmas. Advancing Opportunities
- Youth With Disabilities | United Nations For Youth
- Disability Pride: The High Expectations of a New Generation
- National Center on Disability and Journalism
S2E5 Getting Resume Ready
Join Host Madison Harris and guest Miss. Payton Sutton in an informative discussion about getting your resume together and preparing for the interview.
- Tips for Creating a Great Resume
- 11 Steps to Writing the Perfect Resume
- Professional Resume Templates (free)
- Maryland Workforce Exchange
- Indeed Career Guide
- 14 Career Sites for High School Students (free)
- Employ Prince George's (County, Maryland)
S2E4 The Environment
Join Host Madison Harris and guest Davonte Douglas in an informative discussion about the environment. Davonte, class of 2023, attends Howard University and is majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in Political Science. From, Preston, Maryland, Davonte is very passionate about the environment and does his best to inspire a similar passion in everyone around him.
According to Wikipedia, Environmental Studies is a multidisciplinary academic field, which systematically studies human interaction with the environment. Environmental studies connects principles from the physical sciences, commerce/economics, the humanities, and social sciences to address complex contemporary environmental issues. It is a broad field of study that includes the natural environment, the built environment, and the relationship between them.
- Why Climate Change is an Environmental Justice Issue
- The origins of environmental justice—and why it’s finally getting the attention it deserves
- Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis
- Why Environmental Studies is Among the Least Diverse Fields in STEM
- Green New Deal
- Paris Climate Accord
- World Environment Day
- Check out Our Climate for Resources
S2E3 Youth Entrepreneurship: An Inspiration to All
Join Host Madison Harris, and intern Tolu Dapo-Adeyemo as they sit down with young entrepreneur Aysia Hilliard. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Aysia is a college student at Howard University studying biology and chemistry. She came up with her business TrapStix Lip Balm in December of 2017, and during the pandemic, the business took off on TikTok. Currently, TrapStix Lip Balm is the only music-inspired lip balm business and Aysia is working every day to create more and more flavors to add to the collection. Watch the show, learn more about this amazing young entrepreneur, and check her tips for how you can become a young entrepreneur too!
- Prince George’s County American Job Center Community Network
- Generation Hustle: Young entrepreneurs got creative during the pandemic
- Teen Entrepreneurs
S2E2 Social Justice (Racial Injustice): One Year Later
Join Host Madison Harris, and intern Solange Muller as they reconvene with Allyson Smith, now a junior at Howard University, and David Hill, now a junior at Harvard College, to reflect on the social justice movement of 2020 one year later.
Allyson is looking forward to further developing and refining her activism capabilities as a fall 2021 Victory Congressional Intern at the Victory Institute. The Victory Institute elevates LGBTQ leaders through its ten-week internship program and develops the next generation of out public leaders.
David is studying Integrative Biology with a Secondary in Economics and enjoys using his skills to find innovative ways to support his community. In the spring of 2021, he founded Chrysalis Streaming, Inc. to increase the number of black and brown students pursuing study in STEM and futures in STEM careers. Outside of the classroom and professional space, he has had the opportunity to serve on the Harvard Black Men's Forum leadership board and play club basketball with the Harvard Hoopsters.
- The Social Justice Issues We Face Today
- Black Lives Matter: How far has the movement come?
- World Day of Social Justice - February 20
- Victory Institute
S2E1 Youth Leadership
Join guests, Ninah Jackson, former high school Student Member of the Board 2020-2021, Prince George's County Board of Education, Prince George's County Public Schools, MD, and Alvaro Ceron-Ruiz incoming, at the time of recording, and now current high school Student Member of the Board 2021-2022, as they share insight about their journeys to leadership and the choices that are shaping their future. Share with friends and family.
- Maryland Association of Student Councils, https://mdstudentcouncils.org/
- National Student Leadership Conference, https://www.nslcleaders.org/
- Activism, social and political
- Youth Activism