At this Salon, youth activists discuss engagement strategies and how their social justice writing has led to positive change in their communities. Learn from these high school and college students and
be inspired by their dedication to targeting injustice.
The event forms part of Stowe Center programming for the Student Stowe Prize. The 2018 high school winner, Zyahna Bryant, won for her petition to remove a statue of a Confederate general from a Charlottesville city park. 2018 college winner,
Wes Gobar, received the award for his Vox article about his experience when white supremacists rallied at Charlottesville’s University of Virginia in response to efforts to remove Confederate statues.
The Student Stowe Prize, established by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in 2012, recognizes outstanding writing by United States high school and college students that is making a tangible impact on a social justice issue critical to contemporary society. Issues may include, but are not limited to, race, class and gender. The next deadline for submission is February 1, 2019.