After a long semester of seminary I'm taking a much needed break - from school that is. My work with GenerationEngage is speeding up as this year's election season continues to increase excitement and political participation. Like previous primary states, North Carolina experienced a high level of youth-voter-turnout on May 6th. The challenge will be to keep that energy going past the 2008 General Election in November.
GenerationEngage in North Carolina received some great press through a Charlotte Observer opinion-editorial , the Observer's politics video blog, and an interview I did with our local Fox News affiliate.
Back in April, I attended the Inter-American Development Bank's Youth Conference in Miami. As the nation reflected on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. 40 years after his assassination on April 4, 1968, it was fitting that young people were gathering to discuss how they can become agents for change and social justice today. Here is a video clip on that very subject between myself and Rafiq Kalam Id-Din.