Stepping up when adults don’t: ‘It’s just so real for us right now’

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Call it the Greta Thunberg effect – as Yale University did earlier this year – young activists around the world, many of them children, have been driven into the public sphere by their frustration over the inaction of governments, and by the feeling that they are being denied a stake in an issue which will shape their future.

Period26 Sep 2021

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Media contributions

  • TitleStepping up when adults don’t: ‘It’s just so real for us right now’
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Guardian
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date26/09/21
    DescriptionCall it the Greta Thunberg effect – as Yale University did earlier this year – young activists around the world, many of them children, have been driven into the public sphere by their frustration over the inaction of governments, and by the feeling that they are being denied a stake in an issue which will shape their future.
    Producer/AuthorMeg Keneally
    URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/26/stepping-up-when-adults-dont-its-just-so-real-for-us-right-now
    PersonsLucas Walsh

Keywords

  • Youth activism
  • CYPEP
  • Young people