Foreword: Intergenerational Solidarity: When the House Is on Fire

"Young people in the United States are organizing against white supremacy, xenophobia, criminalization of migration, racist policing, mass incarceration...These inequalities are not new, their roots are intertwined with the colonization of this land, but the speed and magnitude of their contemporary manifestations call for our immediate response." (p. xii)

At Our Best, page 119-120

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Maria Elena Torre

Ricans with Pride

Arianna Ayala

table of CONTENTS

FOREWORD and INTRODUCTION:

Maria Elena TorreIntergenerational Solidarity When the House Is on Fire

Gretchen Brion-Meisels, Deepa Sriya Vasudevan, and Jessica Tseming Fei. Introduction 

SECTION I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF PARTNERSHIP 

Aisha N. Griffith and Xue Jiang. Trust Formation in Youth–Adult Relationships in Out-of-School Time Organizations, 

Luis-Genaro Garcia. Art Education and the Problem-Posing Methodology: A Critical Approach to Learning From and Working With Students and Their Communities

Juan C. Medina, Bianca J. Baldridge, and Tanya Wiggins. Critical Reflections on Tensions in Authentic Youth–Adult Partnerships

SECTION II: ON RELATIONAL PRACTICES

Kelsey Tonacatl-Cuatzo. Let the Show Begin

Marcellina Angelo and Deborah Bicknell. Rewind: Ten Years of a Youth–Adult Partnership

Sylvia Boguniecki. A Delicate Dance

Donté Clark and Molly Raynor. "To Pick up a Pen Instead of a Gun”: Rewriting Richmond Through RAW Talent

Arie Dowe. Picture of Jennifer

Arianna Ayala. Ricans With Pride 

Amanda Torres and Anna West. Care/ful Kinship: An Intergenerational Reflection on the Risks and Possibilities of Youth Work 

 

SECTION III: ON ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICES 

Pegah Rahmanian. Profiles, Key Moments, and a Continuum of Youth-Led Participation: An Inclusive Model of Youth Development Work

Tianna Davis. The Differences

Sarah Zeller-Berkman, Mia Legaspi-Cavin, Jessica Barreto, Jennifer Tang, and Asha Sandler. Better Together: The Promise, Preconditions, and Precautions of a Youth–Adult Partnership Approach to Collaborative Research

Yohely Comprés. To Partner With Us, Trust Our Ideas: Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School Educators’ Support of Youth Researchers/Activists

Erica Van Steenis and Ben Kirshner. Hip-Hop Music-Making as a Context for Relational Equity Among Youth and Youth Workers, . 

Latifat Odetunde. Voila! 

Jessica Tseming Fei with Nayir Vieira Freeman, Rush George, Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, and Allyn Maxfield-Steele. Building the Beloved Community: Intergenerational Organizing at the Highlander Research and Education Center 

 

SECTION IV: ON THE COMPLEX ROLE OF ADULTS

Emmylou Nicolle.Failed by the System

Melissa Kapadia, Anika Kabani, and Nudar Chowdhury. How Do We Heal Together? Unlearning Trauma in a South Asian, Diaspora, and Indo-Caribbean Youth–Adult Partnership Space

Gassendina Lubintus. Helping Hands

Samantha Rose Hale, Heang Ly, Nathaniel McLean-Nichols, and Carrie Mays. Tensions of Purpose: Strategies to Strengthen Partnerships and Overcome Barriers Between Youth and Adults and Advance Transformative Social Change

Noelis Tovar. If the Goal is Greatness, Expect Greatness From Everyone

Kristy Luk, Noah Schuettge, Keith Catone, and Catalina Perez. “Why Couldn’t That Have Been Me?” Reflections on Confronting Adultism in Education Organizing Spaces

Thomas Nikundiwe. Flipping the Script: Leaving Room for Youth to Grow Their Power

Eduardo Galindo. Past, Present, Future. 

 

SECTION V: LOOKING FORWARD

Gretchen Brion-Meisels, Jessica Tseming Fei, and Deepa Sriya Vasudevan.“At Our Best”: Youth–Adult Partnership and the Struggle for Collective Well-Being

Profiles, Key Moments, and a Continuum of Youth-Led Participation: An Inclusive Model of Youth Development Work

Pegah Rahmanian

"So often as a society we focus on where we want our youth to end up, we talk about goals and destinations; but if we don’t take the time to name where we are starting, then those goals can feel like abstract destinations without clear pathways."

Building the Beloved Community: Intergenerational Organizing at the Highlander Research and Education Center 

Jessica Tseming Fei with

Nayir Vieira Freeman, Rush George, Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, and Allyn Maxfield-Steele

"What Highlander does is kind of like waking people up, or giving people the resources they need so they don’t have a defeatist mindset. Every morning that we wake up, that’s resistance. With being in the South ...every day, it’s kind of like, 'why even bother?' You’re seeing your family and friends getting killed by officers, and people being locked out of resources . . . [but Highlander is about] remaining vigilant and remaining steadfast in the work that needs to be done."

 

–– Rush George

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