MEDIA & VISUAL STORYTELLING LIBRARY
Race, Class, Gender, and Empowerment:
A Youth-Led Discussion
At its foundation, youth homelessness is an intersectional issue, with LGBTQ+ communities and people of color experiencing drastically disproportionate amounts of homelessness. If you care about Black Lives Matter, if you care about criminal justice reform, if you care about income inequality, you should care about youth homelessness.
This video gathers together 4 youth leaders and activists from different communities to join in a youth-led discussion on race, class, gender, empowerment, and the inextricable relationship to the crisis of youth homelessness. The goal is to intentionally dissect the links between youth homelessness and the seemingly disparate issues of trans & LGBTQ+ rights, mental health, gentrification, juvenile justice, and Black liberation.