Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on The ABCs of Book Banning
The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews 101-year-old book activist Grace Linn and George M. Johnson, author of All Boys Aren't Blue
Ideas We Should Steal: The School Day When No One Eats Alone
Lots of kids feel socially isolated — especially at lunchtime. A national movement is working to change that, today
Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on North Dakota’s Anti-Library Crusade
The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews Taylor Brorby, author of Boys and Oil, who found safe haven in books and libraries growing up. Unfortunately today's kids may not have that luxury.
Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews Stephen Chobsky, whose classic The Perks of Being a Wallflower has literally stopped suicides
Listen: Ali Velshi On Young People Who Don’t Understand the Holocaust
The MSNBC anchor and Citizen Board member laments the vast ignorance of the most basic facts of recent world history
Citizen of the Year Awards: Sarahi Franco-Morales
The South Philly native has helped feed hundreds of families, translated at City Council meetings, advocated for fair housing and employment, and tutored kids to read. And she’s only 18
Art for Change: The Deliberate Photographer
Kenyssa Evans is not a stereotypical Gen Z. She eschews social media, works slowly and intentionally, and prefers working in the shadows on her sensory images of Blackness in America.
Improv to the Rescue
Philly’s robust improv community is using the comedy staple as an avenue for spreading life skills, connections and conversation for those who most need it (i.e., all of us)