The Rethink program in New Orleans promotes youth organizing and leadership development through its Rethinkers Clubs, Rethink Collective Organizing, and Summer Leadership Institute. Karen Marshall, executive director of Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, joins the Education Town Hall this week to discuss the concept and practice of Rethinking.

Students have organized around food justice and improving the lives of boys and men of color, among other topics. The core philosophy of the organization, for students aged 10-21, is “power among” not “power over.” Tune in Thursday, November 13, at 11:30 a.m. to learn about the innovative Rethinkers’ approach and the benefits of participatory education.

Listen live: Thursday, November 13, at 11:30 EST.

This segment is dedicated to the memories of Rethinkers George Carter and Jade Anderson.

Carter, age 15, died in a shooting on 10/21/14;
Anderson, age 12, died in a fire on 11/11/14.

Also this week: DC Public Library shares approaches to promoting diverse materials for all ages, including banned books.

The Education Town Hall broadcasts from Historic Anacostia in Washington, DC

Thursdays at 11 Eastern on We Act Radio.
Listen live via TuneIn.
Shows are archived for convenient listening shortly after broadcast.