DiscoverWhere Roses Grow: Youth Activism in Auburn
Perspectives of an Indigenous Youth
Shane Moses is an Indigenous youth from the Muckleshoot, Warm Springs, and Modac tribes, who currently resides in the Muckleshoot reservation. This episode centers around his reflections on dealing with misconceptions/stereotypes, healing generational trauma, and the aspirations he has for other Indigenous youth.
Auburn Youth United
Auburn Youth United is a group of youth that organize and advocate for immigrant rights and social justice. In this episode, 4 current organizers who were a part of the early days of this youth organization creation will sit down and reflect on their time in the Auburn School District. Reflections include the complications with identity, troubling school environments, and the advocacy that was done to enact change. Tune in and hear from Taina Troncoso, Fatima Prado, Juana Rodriguez, and Michael Prado.
Uplifting Pacific Islander Youth
Sarleen and Biel are both Pacific Islander youth from Chuuk and Marshall Islands. Both are graduates of West Auburn High school who currently reside in South Auburn. In their journey they got connected to local youth mentors who uplifted them to reach their goals, in return, they hope to do the same for other youth in their communities. In this episode, we will find out more about their upbringing, the work they do as organizers and gain insight into how it was like for them to grow up in Washington as young Micronesian immigrants.
Black Youth Leadership Coalition
Carrie and Joy are first-generation Liberia-American and Ghana-American students from Lea Hill, Auburn. Along with other students from Auburn Mountainview, they created the Black Youth Leadership Coalition as a direct result of marches across the United States to end violence and systematic racism against Black communities. Their advocacy brings a local perspective to these issues and centers around giving young people the space to speak out. In this episode, we will learn more about these amazing youth organizer's experiences on being Black students at the Auburn School District.
The Purhepecha Sister Duo
Claudia and Erandi Flores Bucio, are both youth Purhepecha activists, raised in South King County. They co-founded Auburn Youth United and are currently youth program coordinators for Ireta Purhepecha. Together they reflect on past experiences in their upbringing and advocacy.
Where Roses Grow—a podcast spotlighting youth activists on Muckleshoot land, what is currently known as Auburn, Washington.