Event Information:

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020

    When Adults Listen to Kids: Young People on the Forefront of Social Change

    1:30 pmMontclair

    When Adults Listen to Kids: Young People on the Forefront of Social Change

    Montclair Literary Festival

    Saturday, March 28, 2020

    1:30-2:30 pm

    As some young people are taking action on issues from gun violence to climate change and LGBTQ rights, others are pulled into activism through circumstance. What is it like to live through major social change and be caught up in social activism? In her novel The Long Ride, Marina Budhos tells the story of three mixed-race girls who are part of the social experiment of bussing in 1970s New York, while Journalist Candy Cooper explores the Flint water crisis in Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan Fought for their Lives and Warned the Nation.