Andrew Goodman Foundation Millennial Advisory Committee Releases Social Change Manifesto

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Call to action seeks to inspire and engage millennial leaders and organizations on critical issues.

Today, The Andrew Goodman Foundation Millennial Advisory Committee released the Social Change Manifesto. The document is a call to action and created to inspire and engage millennial leaders and organizations around issues such as poverty, health, education and the environment.

“Millennials have inherited a fragmented set of social problems, and the way to solve these problems is through innovation and collaboration,” said Nadia Owusu, lead writer of the Manifesto. “The Social Change Manifesto seeks to begin and drive dialogue and offer millennial leaders and organizations the key elements of a new approach to achieve social change,” she added.

The Andrew Goodman Foundation instituted the Millennial Advisory Committee to deepen its relationship with and service on behalf of the millennial generation. Comprised of millennial leaders from across the country with expertise in environmental sustainability, the arts for social justice, economic empowerment and educational activism, the advisory committee provided the content for the Manifesto and have signed their names in support of the document.

The Social Change Manifesto calls on millennials to take meaningful action to create a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. The document encourages millennials to learn from the past and from each other, to work together differently, and to make better use of the tools and platforms available to achieve social change.

“We reject the notion that the millennial generation is less politically engaged and environmentally conscious than previous generations,” said Scott Stein, Co-Chair of the Millennial Advisory Committee. “This document builds on the fact that Millennials are the most diverse generation in US History, and one that is emboldened by its hope and tech savvy, to make positive social change, despite the challenges facing the Millennial generation” he continued.

The Social Change Manifesto can be downloaded at: macmanifesto.org

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About The Andrew Goodman Foundation
Andrew Goodman and two of his contemporaries, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney, were young adults committed to equality, voting rights and social justice - they were murdered in 1964 by the Ku Klux Klan for those very commitments. Today, young adults continue to lead social justice movements but they need support and training, just as Andy and the 900 other college-age volunteers during Freedom Summer. The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) continues the march toward freedom, via the Vote Everywhere program and Hidden Heroes community, by setting Millennials on the path toward civic engagement and greater political power.

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