Youth 4 Change is an Anchorage-based organization that looks to address and minimize the oppression of Black, Indigenous, People of Color within the education system by uplifting youth voices.

In this episode we’re going to hear from two of the group’s members, Stefani Martinez and Ruth Dan. They spoke with ATMI senior producer Cornilius Nelson about the work that their group is doing, aspects of the education system that they’d like to address, and how America’s recent reckoning with systemic racism has inspired them to get to work.

They spoke on October 29th, 2020.

Hosted by Ormund Alaois.

Music by Kendrick Whiteman.



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Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

Many thanks to supporters of our podcast including John O’Hara, James McCoy, United Way of Anchorage, the Alaska Humanities Forum, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views expressed in this program do not necessarily represent the views of the National Endowment for the Humanities or other sponsors.