Story and design by Kody Stoebig. Photos by Charlie Kaijo.

In honor of Women’s History Month, youth reporters discussed some of the women that history forgot and, more importantly, the women of color whose stories were never told. The group spent the most time on Ella Baker, who was a mentor to some of the biggest names in the Civil Rights Movement from behind the scenes, and Barbara Lee, who was the only congressperson to vote against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists Act. After watching the video “Here’s Why There’s No Men’s History Month” by MTV News the youth gathered their individual thoughts which you can find below.

The kNOw Youth Media
The kNOw works to support and equip young people with the journalism and advocacy skills they need to tell their stories and the stories of their communities.

In 2006, over 25 youth began participating in weekly after-school writing workshops where they congregated in the hallway of a two-story building in West Fresno and learned the essentials of creating media and telling their stories. The group evolved over the next five years and is now proudly recognized as The kNOw Youth Media.

Through our program, we create opportunities for our youth participants, who in turn create long-term positive change in their communities. Our approach weaves youth development and youth media innovation to produce our biannual youth publication, multimedia projects, and community forums.

The kNOw began as a project of New America Media, which was the country’s first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 2000 ethnic news organizations. In 2018 The kNOw became a project of Youth Leadership Institute.

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