Youth Activism in Driving American Social Change
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Learn about the role that America’s youth played in various social movements
Join MCHS Board Secretary and retired Milwaukee County Court Commissioner Lindsey Draper for an engaging discussion about youth activism in America. Throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, youth activism has been a part of and has driven many of the movements leading to socialView more
Join MCHS Board Secretary and retired Milwaukee County Court Commissioner Lindsey Draper for an engaging discussion about youth activism in America. Throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, youth activism has been a part of and has driven many of the movements leading to social change in the United States. Whether it was forcing the hands of major newspaper barons in New York near the beginning of the twentieth century; acting as both the “foot-soldiers” and, at times, leaders of various aspects of the Civil Rights movement; or acting as lead voice in post-Columbine calls for protection of their lives, young citizens have been among the most vital practitioners of the First Amendment right to protest.
About Lindsey Draper:
Following a career as an Assistant District Attorney, Assistant State Public Defender, and Circuit Court Commissioner in Milwaukee County, Lindsey Draper served for eight years in the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance and Wisconsin Department of Justice as the state’s Compliance Monitor and Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator, ensuring compliance with the terms of the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. He serves in the community as Board Chairman at St. Charles Youth and Family Services; Vice Chair at the Alma Center; and Secretary at the Milwaukee County Historical Society. He is a Director-at-Large of the National Client Protection Organization and member of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.
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