Across the country, students are learning new podcasting, blogging and broadcasting skills -- and the laws that may or may not fully protect their right to publish what they want -- in training workshops designed by the inaugural class of SPLC Active Voice fellows. At SXSWEdu in Austin, UT-Austin fellow Nashwa Bawab previewed some of… Continue reading Taking it to the streets: Active Voice fellows in the community
“Sweetheart.” “Honey.” “You can’t be serious.” “That’s an inappropriate thing to say.” I’ve received these comments in actual professional settings, as well as in my positions as a student journalist. I’ve been disrespected, ignored, and not taken seriously on the basis of my gender—this bias being expressed in statements such as these. In high school,… Continue reading Why I’m Here
I don’t have a story of being personally censored. I was fortunate enough to attend a high school where my adviser trusted his students to be completely responsible for the paper and the administration did not subject us to prior review or censorship. Our student paper, the North Star, has printed stories about the legalization… Continue reading Why I am an Active Voice Fellow
By Shea Smith Sindhu Shivani Ravuri was born in Los Gatos, California, but lived her entire life in San Jose. She attended the same school, The Harker School, from kindergarten until 12th grade. Now, a rising sophomore at the University of California-Berkeley, she is working her way through the media studies department. During her two… Continue reading Introducing Active Voice Fellow Sindhu Ravuri
These five young women from colleges across the country will spend the academic year working on a free speech service project in their communities aimed at maximizing the voices of female high school journalists.