Children Of Essential Farmworkers Worry About Their Parents’ Health And Safety During Pandemic

While some essential workers are receiving preferential treatment for risking their lives, farmworkers are largely being forgotten, leaving many of their children concerned about their health. “I think my parents feel terrified because they might end up getting sick or having a terrible disease, and they’re just not ready for that,” said McFarland Junior High […]

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Activism While Social Distancing

While many businesses have shut down, California’s statewide lockdown isn’t stopping Sacramento activists from organizing. Many youth leaders are determined to find alternate ways of recruiting and demonstrating. “When it comes to digital actions, the youth climate movement is fortunate, because as members of Generation Z, all of us have pretty much grown using the […]

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In the Black Mirror: What Artificial Intelligence Means for Race, Art and the Apocalypse

A special series and interactive project from YR Media explores how A.I. is reshaping “our autonomy, creativity, society and the very experiences and identities that make us human.” The project showcases leading voices on A.I. “Most young people we polled recognize they don’t have a firm grasp on ways A.I. is being used or how […]

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Distance Learning Has Proven To Be More Difficult Than Expected For Students

Distance learning can pose a number of issues for students from working-class families. For 8th grader Aimee, tutoring her younger sister takes priority over her own schoolwork. “I have to help my sibling with her homework, while my parents, who are essential workers, go to work. I have found myself giving more effort in providing […]

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