To help start the conversation and keep the focus of this discussion thread, please consider and respond to the following questions:
- Why are young people are so often the drivers of social change movements?
- What drives them to stand up and make a difference?
- What happens to those youth, who go out on the streets to create change; after this change has been achieved (e.g. representation in politics)?
- What are the effects of the economic crisis and ongoing changing social realities, and what does this mean for youth’s involvement in social issues. For reasons of economic survival (due to a less supportive state/ social system), the younger generation might also end up having little time left as to engage in volunteer-based activism next to their paid jobs and care-taking roles.
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