More than a Subject: Civics, Teens, & Storytelling

Mar 9, 2021

4:00pm – 4:30pm CT

Young people in America engaged in democracy in new and innovative ways during the 2020 election. When the coronavirus pandemic forced everyone to rethink civic engagement for our country’s youngest voters, Gen Z sprung into action and found new means through social media and media making. Attendees will hear from teens about how student-driven initiatives helped them make sense of the elections and learn how to rethink civics education through programs like PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Alyssa Bardugon

Judge Memorial Catholic High School

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Elis Estrada

PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs

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Mick Southwick

McCallum High School

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Nairobi Williese Barnes

Oakland Military Institute