Join Us in Celebrating World Youth Day for Democracy

October 16, 2018

On October 18, 2018, join us in celebrating the World Youth Day for Democracy, a day dedicated to supporting youth participation in democratic processes around the globe. Under the theme “The New Face of Democracy,” the World Youth Movement for Democracy (WYMD) encourages discussion on new approaches, platforms, and perspectives on democracy, as well as what democratic practices should look like around the world. Join the celebration by sharing your perspective—submit a photo, create a video, write an article, or organize an event. Make sure to submit your photos by October 17 and articles, videos, and event outcomes by October 20 to be featured by the WYMD! Learn more about how to get involved here.

In honor of World Youth Day for Democracy, former Hurford Youth Fellow Margarita Maira will host an online discussion drawing inspiration from her creative non-fiction piece, “Three Fearless Youths: Lessons and Inspiration from Successful Advocacy in Chile, Nigeria and the Western Balkans.” Tune in on Twitter to chat with Margarita, as well as representatives from the three featured student movements on October 18 at 11 AM EST. Read the piece here to learn more about these three successful youth movements, and join the discussion by using the hashtag #FearlessYouth!