This event was the second installation of our series on Change in partnership with NYC Service, connecting you with world-renowned authors, activists, and changemakers from right here in New York City. Stay tuned for more events and opportunities to come –– our next is with Jason Reynolds. And, if you’re 14-21 and want to make difference in NYC, head to the NYC Youth Leadership Councils Common Application.
The New York Public Library
We were thrilled to collaborate with the NYPL to bring you this event. Head to Decameronproject.org/elizabeth-acevedo-resources to access Elizabeth’s work free of charge, courtesy of the NYPL.
To center youth voice in the event, we invite all students & NYC Youth Leadership Councils members to submit short reflections –– around 100 to 200 words –– for publication in a special section of our site and Documentar social media platforms. Your reflections can be wide ranging: ways you’ve been involved with leadership and service, what activism means to you, a personal anecdote about the power of writing, or anything else you think connects to the themes of our conversation.
Select submissions will be featured and promoted –– Click here to submit your reflection.