First-time voter Lucy Barnum says despite celebrations since Joe Biden won the presidency, the work isn’t over. “Young voters were more likely to be driven to the polls by issues … I was no exception. But I didn’t feel as though these values were heard on Election Day — especially in the results of the […]Read More Relieved, Anxious and Ready to Move (and Fight) On
In this episode of YR Media’s “Adult ISH” podcast, the co-hosts are in search of joy with “Pleasure Activism” author Adrienne Maree Brown, and the frontwoman from the band Tank and the Bangas. Listen to the episode at YR Media.Read More Tank and the Bangas & Adrienne Maree Brown Are Our 2020 Silver Linings
A new generation is stepping up as poll workers since COVID-19 poses a risk for many older people who usually staff polling precincts. Although she was concerned, Hana Miller said knowing she’s less at-risk for coronavirus spurred her on. “There were so many other people who can’t do it, but I know that I can,” […]Read More Poll Worker Shortage? No Worries, Young Adults Step Up.
“‘We all have PTSD … because of social media, because of all this constant coverage, we have this fear of the police,’ said Bre’anne of Black girls’ collective trauma. ‘Emotionally, I can say that it has taken a toll on me. It’s taken a toll on all of us.’” Black girl activists are changing the […]Read More Black People Are Dying, So Black Girls Find Solace in ‘Safe Scrolling’
President Donald Trump’s climate change record has been depressing. Could 4 more years mean irreversible damage? Watch YR Media’s video.Read More Can The Earth Handle 4 More Years of Trump?
First time voters are starting to cast their ballots in this election. Adan Barrera knows his vote is a privilege, but worries about making the right decisions for the country. Listen to his essay at YR Media.Read More Feeling the Pressure: First Time Voter Reflects on Historic Election
Don’t be caught without the right info on voting, and don’t be scared. YR Media’s Lucy Barnum breaks down everything you need to know to protect your vote, from making sure you are registered in your state to your rights at polling stations. Find tips at YR MediaRead More How To Protect Your Vote This Election Day
“If you have people gathering in any form, you are going to have transmissions.” YR Media’s Lucas Roque asked Dr.Lee Riley, Professor and Chair of the Division of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology at U.C. Berkeley about when it’s safe to return to in-person classes, particularly in California. “If we reopen schools, it’s going to get […]Read More Can Any Campus Be Safe From COVID? Not Really
Days before moving into a dorm, Lucy Barnum’s college canceled her housing. “The aspect of college I was most looking forward to was the prospect of navigating the world on my own.” Now what? She’s taking a gap year. Listen to her essay on YR Media.Read More No Dorm Anymore, So I’m Taking A Gap Year
24-year-old Lupe Tejada-Diaz wants to preserve cultural practices in death, so she decided to become a death doula, to support communities of color with end-of-life care. With COVID, her work is more important than ever. Read the interview at YR Media.Read More Death Doula: We Are Segregated, Even After We Die