Voices Without Votes

Special Program

Participating in a democracy is about much more than standing alone in a booth or mailing in a piece of paper. Whether it’s trying to solve problems created by previous generations, tackling issues unique to the future or fighting to lower the voting age, Americans under 18 are fueling discourse and making real change across the country. Activism is alive and well in the hearts and minds of youth leaders whose voices speak for a generation wrought with crises from climate change to gun violence to economic inequality. Listening to the voices at the intersection of these emergencies, you’ll find a common theme: the time to act is now! Join us for a discussion of the concerns of this generation, what they’ve learned from those past and the responsibilities of older Americans for shaping the future that they’ll leave behind. Co-presented by KQED.

+ Rachel Pierce / Bay Area Student Activists
+ Ella Yitzhaki / youth voting rights advocate
+ Alexandria Villaseñor / Earth Uprising
+ La'Nyiah Green / Black Organizing Project
+ Isha Tobis Clarke / Youth Vs. Apocalypse
+ Vanessa Rancaño / KQED
+ Katrina Schwartz / KQED




Registrants will receive a link to this Digital Discourse a day in advance of the program. Later registrants will receive a link one hour prior to the program's start. Anyone registering less than an hour before the program may not receive a link.


Free for the public.

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Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

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