Since May 2020, youth organizers across the country have been mobilizing against police brutality and working for systemic change in the aftermath of George Floyd 's murder. Some of them had organized for social justice before, but many of them took to the streets for the first time and without an organized plan. Across Instagram posts, Zoom calls and iMessages, these youth organizers used social media to launch some of the largest Black Lives Matter protests in the country. In the fifth episode of Rolling Stone 's "Youth Organizers" video series, we take a look at Orange County, California and the youth-led work being done by Zoe-Raven Wianecki of OC Protests . Gallery: Youth Organizers: Social Justice in the Digital Age Rolling Stone: What was the genesis of OC Protests? Zoe-Raven Wianecki: OC Protests is run by five BIPOC people. We all met really organically just through protesting and doing the work. There were several people in Orange County who were like, "Alright. We have the momentum, we're protesting, what's next?" The people who were focused on implementing more programs and work outside of just marching really stood out to me. Related Ari Gold, Trailblazing Queer Dance Music Artist, Dead… Read full this story
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