The content of this video will discuss events that may be disturbing to the audience. Clips will contain language related to gun violence, racism, reproductive justice, police brutality, and more. This content may be difficult so we also encourage you to care for your safety and mental well-being when viewing.
This video features Gen Z thought leaders who are all uniquely impacted by the complicated issues facing our generation. This project amplifies their voices as they call attention to the legislative inaction of our elected officials, ecosystems of violence, and cycles of oppression that continue to persist.
#GenZisProLiving and we are here to take back the narrative from those who claim to care about our lives while doing absolutely nothing to protect us.
This project is not just an opportunity to reclaim a phrase – it is also an invitation to take action wherever possible to build a world where Gen Z can live, survive, and thrive beyond the womb. We have compiled a list of actions you can take from supporting non-profit organizations to movements that empower our generation. We urge you to share this video, take action, and to keep these conversations going.
Right now, there is far too much at stake for any one of us to stay silent.
RESOURCES FOR RESISTANCE
We have compiled statistics, organizations, and actions by issue in order to further this fight. These issues impact all of us – and these organizations are conducting the leading work in advocacy, community, and liberation that will, inshAllah, enrich all of our communities.
You can also visit www.vote.org to learn more about your upcoming election dates, deadlines, and rules. We certainly know how much is at stake on the ballot, especially as it pertains to our judicial system, so we hope that folks show up at the polls to vote out of office those who are willfully not protecting the interests of the people.
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Sandy Hook Promise is a national nonprofit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary. They empower youth to “know the signs” and unite all people who value the protection of children, we can take meaningful actions in schools, homes, and communities to prevent gun violence and stop the tragic loss of life.
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In the US, Black individuals are twice as likely to be unemployed than white individuals. Once employed, Black individuals earn nearly 25% less than their white counterparts. (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab)
Black Americans and white Americans use drugs at similar rates, but Black Americans are 6 times more likely to be arrested for it. (NAACP. “Criminal Justice Fact Sheet.”)
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Thank you so much to everyone that supported the creation of this intentional project. As a purpose-driven community, we lead with equity and try to find new and creative ways to continuously amplify the voices of young diverse people.