chapter  13
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(Counter)Storytelling for Social Change: Pathways for Youth Participation in Policymaking


Despite their exclusion from the political process, historically, youth have led movements that have resulted in widespread social change (Delgado and Staples 2006; Ginwright and James 2002; Ginwright, Cammarota, and Noguera 2005). From the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, to educational reform eff orts spearheaded by the Urban Youth Collaborative in New York City, to the Books Not Bars campaign in the Bay Area, youth have successfully organized and advocated for racial and educational justice for themselves and their communities.