In April 2021, we asked a panel of California youth about their thoughts on civic engagement. What are young people doing now to address the issues they care about? What kind of future do they hope to build? What does it mean to be young?
Danielle Thompson, Producer, Youth Beat
JaNell Gore, Journalist, South Kern Sol
Samuel Getachew, Writer and Oakland Poet Laureate 2019
Maritza Camacho, Journalist, Oak Leaf News at Santa Rosa Junior College
Joaquin Alvarado, Founder, studiotobe
Recorded April 2021.
About California on the Ballot:
Through California on the Ballot, California Humanities invites the people of California and beyond to reflect and talk—with journalists, historians, election experts, and more—about the past, present, and future of electoral engagement in California.
California on the Ballot is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of their A More Perfect Union initiative and was launched with funding from the Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.