Bridging The Past And The Present
Students face a lot of hurdles to participate in elections. In addition to being first-time voters, they are unfamiliar with the process, often do not have the proper documentation, and are frequent targets of voter suppression laws despite the 26th Amendment. Many students also do not feel comfortable participating in elections due to a lack of civic knowledge or feeling disillusioned with our current political system. However, civil unrest following the murders of George Floyd and other Black Americans has seen many young people leading and joining protests to advocate for Black lives and racial justice.
The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Live The Legacy podcast will bridge the past and the present and explore the rich history of how young people, especially young people of color, have taken the reins to secure our democracy time and time again through intergenerational conversations between Andrew Goodman Ambassadors and Alumni and civil rights leaders.