Malala is #strongerthan fear. We are #strongerthan adversity.
"Adversity" is defined as "difficulties; misfortune", things which our Democracy Coaches, Civic Allies, and every person deals with daily. The struggles may be big or small, visible or invisible. Our Democracy Coaches face adversity when they sometimes get social resistance from a few students in their classroom - and that’s just looking at adversity from a micro perspective. At a national level, civic engagement opportunities are disregarded. The Department of Education has published its draft priorities for discretionary grants for the upcoming year and it did not mention civic education. Without emphasis placed on action civics, youth will not be empowered to #bethechange.
Let’s stand with Malala as she empowers people around the world. What are you #strongerthan?