The American Resistance is highly educated, female, and mostly white. It is also predominantly middle- aged people. As the Resistance has marched in the streets and participated in events in Congressional districts and communities around the country, we have witnessed young people getting increasingly involved in activism as well. Since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida in February 2018, young people have participated in school walkouts, the March for Our Lives, and much more.
More recently, much has been said about the growing youth climate movement. As 16 year-old Greta Thunberg has been joined by a number of other young activists, the #FridaysforFuture movement has spread like wildfire around the world. On May 24th, another global strike for future is taking place. I wrote a piece about what this emerging youth movement means to the young people participating, their families, and the movement. Check it out at Nature Climate Change.