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The new installment CITY RISING: Youth & Democracy examines how young people are activating their civic power to reshape systems and institutions for a better future. The new multi-platform initiative is in partnership with The California Endowment. CITY RISING: Youth & Democracy premieres in Southern California on Tues., Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. on KCET and Thurs., Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. on PBS SoCal. The documentary will also be broadcast nationwide Sun., Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410). The documentary will also be released digitally following the broadcasts on kcet.org/cityrising and linktv.org/cityrising.

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In Fresno, Zofia Trexler uses the power of journalism to keep youth informed and engaged, while uplifting young voices.
In Fresno, Zofia Trexler uses the power of journalism to keep youth informed and engaged, while uplifting young voices.
In Oakland, Jae Hill from the organization Youth Together joins teachers’ strikes to support funding for pay and to maintain the health and counseling services that she and her fellow students need to succeed in school.
In Oakland, Jae Hill from the organization Youth Together joins teachers’ strikes to support funding for pay and to maintain the health and counseling services that she and her fellow students need to succeed in school.
In South L.A., Joshua Ham from Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition discusses their work to enact the School Climate Bill of Rights across the LA Unified School District.
In South L.A., Joshua Ham from Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition discusses their work to enact the School Climate Bill of Rights across the LA Unified School District.
In Santa Ana, Claudia Pérez from Resilience OC explores how undocumented youth can still participate in democracy and have their voices heard, despite their inability to vote.
In Santa Ana, Claudia Pérez from Resilience OC explores how undocumented youth can still participate in democracy and have their voices heard, despite their inability to vote.
In Sacramento, Jay Franco from Youth Forward joins a coalition of youth organizations to fight for the Sacramento Kids First Fund.
In Sacramento, Jay Franco from Youth Forward joins a coalition of youth organizations to fight for the Sacramento Kids First Fund.
City Rising: Youth and Democracy (Preview)

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