Youth Media

Calafia’s New Mag is Hot Off the Press!

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Campaign Victories

Seven young women across California engaged in yli’s Calafia fellowship to produce a magazine centering on Intersectional Feminism. The stories, each written by the young writers, take on issues such as: Street harassment, gender norms, beauty and identity, queer issues, women’s history in classrooms, women farmers, and more.

How Loans Shape our Lives: The Story of My City Series

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YLI is My Story

Student loans have been reaching an all-time high, but student loan debt isn’t the only financial problem weighing on people, especially in Merced, California. Here, Mercedians discuss how their experiences with loans shape their lives.

The Feminism Club: The Story of My City Series

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YLI is My Story

The Gender Equality Club at Edison High School in Fresno is a group on campus dedicated to providing a safe space for feminist-minded students to come together, participate in discussion and share important news about current events in their community. 

Saving the Salton Sea: The Story of My City Series

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YLI is My Story

Branded as a literal oasis in the Imperial Valley, the Salton Sea now exists in a state of post-apocalyptic dilapidation. With dead fish lining its shore, the lake emits a strong malodorous stench that severely impacts those with respiratory issues.

It Still Takes a Village: A Reflection on We’Ced’s 7th Publication Release

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Campaign Victories

On Friday, February 22, We’Ced Youth Media celebrated its seventh print publication in downtown Merced. Among those present was Joshua Semerjian, a PhD student from UC Merced who has been collaborating with We’Ced for the past year. Joshua and We’Ced have been building a strong mutually rewarding partnership to support the youth reporters in their personal and professional growth, and on the night of the publication party, Joshua had this to share