Episode 96: Supporting Youth-led Action with Marti Tippens Murphy

In this episode, Dan and Michael chat with Marti Tippens Murphy about her new article in Social Education titled, “Youth in Front: Supporting Youth-Led Social Action.”

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Murphy, M. T. (2018). Youth in front: Supporting youth-led social action. Social Education, 82(5), 255-259.
  2. Facing History and Ourselves: https://www.facinghistory.org/
    1. Current events: includes, voting, elections and health of a democracy: https://www.facinghistory.org/educator-resources/current-events
    2. Eyes on the Prize (streaming video): https://www.facinghistory.org/books-borrowing/eyes-prize-americas-civil-rights-movement
  3. Learn more about Charlotta Bass: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotta_Bass
  4. Learn more about Lynda Lowery and Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: https://www.npr.org/2015/01/17/377197156/new-memoir-recalls-marching-in-selma-at-just-15
  5. Learn more about Danielle Allen and her Youth Participatory Politics Research Network 10 questions for youth changemakers: http://yppactionframe.fas.harvard.edu/files/actionframe/files/v3_final.pdf
  6. See more on the videos Marti mentioned on the Engage Memphis page: https://www.facinghistory.org/about-us/offices/memphis/engage-memphis
  7. Our editor, Zack Seitz was the lead author on an inquiry with Dan and Prentice Chandler on Voter ID laws in the same issue of Social Education: Seitz, R. Z., Krutka, D. G., & Chandler, P. T. (2018). Are voter ID laws democratic?: Teaching deliberation for informed citizens. Social Education, 82(5), 291-298.

Biography

Marti Tippens Murphy has served as the executive director of Facing History and Ourselves’ Memphis office since 2014 but her roots with the organization date back to 1997. Her love for history and passion for storytelling led her to the organization’s Los Angeles office after receiving a master of arts in journalism from California State University Northridge. Prior to that, she received her bachelor of arts in international relations from Rhodes College. Since returning to her hometown of Memphis, she’s led the Facing History Memphis team through multiple initiatives that aim to foster community, empower young people, and generate conversations about today’s equity and justice issues by looking through the lens of history.

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