San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

August 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11th, 2019

We will announce new delegates and guest speakers weekly. Watch this space for updates.


One hundred thirty young writers and activists from around the world will convene in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the second International Congress of Youth Voices.  

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Jamie Margolin  Student Delegate  Seattle, Washington, USA

Jamie Margolin
Student Delegate
Seattle, Washington, USA

Daniela Morales  Student Delegate  Cali, Columbia & Chicago, Illinois, USA

Daniela Morales
Student Delegate
Cali, Columbia & Chicago, Illinois, USA

Caoimhe Deering  Student Delegate  Sydney, Australia

Caoimhe Deering
Student Delegate
Sydney, Australia

Mahima Poddar  Student Delegate  Kathmandu, Nepal

Mahima Poddar
Student Delegate
Kathmandu, Nepal

Maud Webster  Student Delegate  Norwich, England

Maud Webster
Student Delegate
Norwich, England

Karina Pantoja  Student Delegate  Paw Paw, Michigan, USA

Karina Pantoja
Student Delegate
Paw Paw, Michigan, USA

Riya Kitaria  Returning Delegate  Fremont, California, USA

Riya Kitaria
Returning Delegate
Fremont, California, USA

Prince Agrawal  Student Delegate  Arlington, Texas, USA & Kathmandu, Nepal

Prince Agrawal
Student Delegate
Arlington, Texas, USA & Kathmandu, Nepal

Karely Nunez  Student Delegate  East Palo Alto, California, USA

Karely Nunez
Student Delegate
East Palo Alto, California, USA

Tess Kelly  Returning Delegate  Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Tess Kelly
Returning Delegate
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Odessa Hott  Student Delegate  Richmond, Virginia, USA

Odessa Hott
Student Delegate
Richmond, Virginia, USA

Calvin Sears  Returning Delegate  Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Calvin Sears
Returning Delegate
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Ibrahim Dahir  Returning Delegate  Somalia & Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Ibrahim Dahir
Returning Delegate
Somalia & Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Julisa Pérez  Student Delegate  Brooklyn, New York, USA

Julisa Pérez
Student Delegate
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Legacy Thornton  Returning Delegate  Boston, Massachusetts USA

Legacy Thornton
Returning Delegate
Boston, Massachusetts USA

Giordan Dixon  Student Delegate  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Giordan Dixon
Student Delegate
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Zainab Nasrati   Returning Delegate  Copenhagen, Denmark

Zainab Nasrati
Returning Delegate
Copenhagen, Denmark

Zoe Pavlik  Student Delegate  Durham, North Carolina, USA

Zoe Pavlik
Student Delegate
Durham, North Carolina, USA

Aliya Hall  Returning Delegate  Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Aliya Hall
Returning Delegate
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Jahid Wilson  Returning Delegate  Irmo, South Carolina, USA

Jahid Wilson
Returning Delegate
Irmo, South Carolina, USA

Azaria Pittman-Carter  Returning Delegate  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Azaria Pittman-Carter
Returning Delegate
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Esperanza Rivera  Returning Delegate  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Esperanza Rivera
Returning Delegate
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Salomée Levy  Student Delegate  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Salomée Levy
Student Delegate
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Ram Chandra Chapagai  Student Delegate  Jhapa, Nepal

Ram Chandra Chapagai
Student Delegate
Jhapa, Nepal

Salvador Gómez-Colón  Returning Delegate  San Juan, Puerto Rico

Salvador Gómez-Colón
Returning Delegate
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Kenan Mirou  Returning Delegate  Damascus, Syria & San Francisco, California, USA

Kenan Mirou
Returning Delegate
Damascus, Syria & San Francisco, California, USA

Kahlil Darden  Student Delegate  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Kahlil Darden
Student Delegate
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Rae'Chel Stanley  Student Delegate  Vallejo, California, USA

Rae'Chel Stanley
Student Delegate
Vallejo, California, USA

Lucy Valentine Malcoun  Returning Delegate  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Lucy Valentine Malcoun
Returning Delegate
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Jhordan Price  Student Delegate  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Jhordan Price
Student Delegate
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Joshua Borokinni  Student Delegate  Lagos, Nigeria

Joshua Borokinni
Student Delegate
Lagos, Nigeria

Karim Aburamadan  Student Delegate  Gaza, Palestine & Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Karim Aburamadan
Student Delegate
Gaza, Palestine & Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cory Williams  Returning Delegate  Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Cory Williams
Returning Delegate
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Lisa Kanyomozi Rabwoni   Student Delegate  Kampala, Uganda

Lisa Kanyomozi Rabwoni
Student Delegate
Kampala, Uganda

A'Lyric Thomas  Returning Delegate  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

A'Lyric Thomas
Returning Delegate
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Haris Hosseini  Student Delegate  San Jose, California, USA

Haris Hosseini
Student Delegate
San Jose, California, USA

Yennifer Coca Izquierdo  Returning Delegate  Louisville, Kentucky, USA & Santi Spiritus, Cuba

Yennifer Coca Izquierdo
Returning Delegate
Louisville, Kentucky, USA & Santi Spiritus, Cuba

Violet Prete  Student Delegate  New York, New York, USA

Violet Prete
Student Delegate
New York, New York, USA

Samuel Getachew  Returning Delegate  Oakland, California, USA

Samuel Getachew
Returning Delegate
Oakland, California, USA

Ashla Chavez Razzano  Returning Delegate  Los Angeles, California, USA

Ashla Chavez Razzano
Returning Delegate
Los Angeles, California, USA

Mimi Zekaryas  Student Delegate  Seattle, Washington, USA

Mimi Zekaryas
Student Delegate
Seattle, Washington, USA

Chandler Browne  Returning Delegate  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chandler Browne
Returning Delegate
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Michelle Diaz  Student Delegate  Los Angeles, California, USA

Michelle Diaz
Student Delegate
Los Angeles, California, USA

Sachin Dangi   Returning Delegate  Kathmandu, Nepal

Sachin Dangi
Returning Delegate
Kathmandu, Nepal

Rachel Parent  Returning Delegate  Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rachel Parent
Returning Delegate
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Shane Lowe  Student Delegate  Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Shane Lowe
Student Delegate
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Destiné Price  Returning Delegate  Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Destiné Price
Returning Delegate
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Rohnny Vallarta  Returning Delegate  San Jose, California, USA

Rohnny Vallarta
Returning Delegate
San Jose, California, USA

Michaela Bailey  Student Delegate  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Michaela Bailey
Student Delegate
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Freshta Tori Jan  Student Delegate  Kabul, Afghanistan & Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Freshta Tori Jan
Student Delegate
Kabul, Afghanistan & Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Zach Estudillo  Student Delegate  San Francisco, California, USA

Zach Estudillo
Student Delegate
San Francisco, California, USA

Sandile Bhengu  Student Delegate  Durban, South Africa

Sandile Bhengu
Student Delegate
Durban, South Africa

Carlos Rodriguez  Student Delegate  Bronx, New York, USA

Carlos Rodriguez
Student Delegate
Bronx, New York, USA

Djamel White  Student Delegate  Dublin, Ireland

Djamel White
Student Delegate
Dublin, Ireland

Sufyan Hameed  Student Delegate  Brooklyn, New York, USA

Sufyan Hameed
Student Delegate
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Edna Akimana  Student Delegate  Portland, Maine, USA & Bujumbura Burundi

Edna Akimana
Student Delegate
Portland, Maine, USA & Bujumbura Burundi

Akilah Toney  Returning Delegate  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Akilah Toney
Returning Delegate
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Winston Nunley  Student Delegate  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Winston Nunley
Student Delegate
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Christopher Maximos  Student Delegate  Randolph, New Jersey, USA

Christopher Maximos
Student Delegate
Randolph, New Jersey, USA

Malcolm Yearby  Returning Delegate  Burnsville, Minnesota, USA

Malcolm Yearby
Returning Delegate
Burnsville, Minnesota, USA

Elizabeth Schultz-Lorentzen Holstein  Returning Delegate  Copenhagen, Denmark

Elizabeth Schultz-Lorentzen Holstein
Returning Delegate
Copenhagen, Denmark

Iman Najjarine-Podbury  Student Delegate  Sydney, Australia

Iman Najjarine-Podbury
Student Delegate
Sydney, Australia

Gabriela Romero  Returning Delegate  Los Angeles, California, USA

Gabriela Romero
Returning Delegate
Los Angeles, California, USA

Keshawn Townsend  Student Delegate  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Keshawn Townsend
Student Delegate
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Emma Lorenceau  Returning Delegate  Levallois-Perret, France

Emma Lorenceau
Returning Delegate
Levallois-Perret, France

Yasmeen Jaaber  Student Delegate  Chesterfield, Virginia, USA

Yasmeen Jaaber
Student Delegate
Chesterfield, Virginia, USA

Vivian Pham  Returning Delegate  Sydney, Australia

Vivian Pham
Returning Delegate
Sydney, Australia

Maeve Wilbourn  Returning Delegate  Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Maeve Wilbourn
Returning Delegate
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Grace Yoo  Student Delegate  Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Grace Yoo
Student Delegate
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Tamia Coleman  Student Delegate  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Tamia Coleman
Student Delegate
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Amanda Gorman  Student Delegate  Los Angeles, California, USA

Amanda Gorman
Student Delegate
Los Angeles, California, USA

Huma Ali  Student Delegate  Seattle, Washington, USA

Huma Ali
Student Delegate
Seattle, Washington, USA

Valeria Gonzalez  Student Delegate  Austin, Texas, USA

Valeria Gonzalez
Student Delegate
Austin, Texas, USA

Aneth Naranjo  Student Delegate  Ecuador & New York, New York, USA

Aneth Naranjo
Student Delegate
Ecuador & New York, New York, USA

Taryn Everdeen  Student Delegate  Norwich, England

Taryn Everdeen
Student Delegate
Norwich, England

Lillian Gieseke  Student Delegate  Cincinnati, Ohio

Lillian Gieseke
Student Delegate
Cincinnati, Ohio

Khayyam Yakut  Student Delegate  Zanzibar, Tanzania

Khayyam Yakut
Student Delegate
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Monique Hansen  Student Delegate  Cape Town, South Africa

Monique Hansen
Student Delegate
Cape Town, South Africa

Prasuma Rawal  Student Delegate  Lalitpur, Nepal

Prasuma Rawal
Student Delegate
Lalitpur, Nepal

Noor Alnoman  Returning Delegate  Baghdad, Iraq & Austin, Texas, USA

Noor Alnoman
Returning Delegate
Baghdad, Iraq & Austin, Texas, USA

Ayelet Travis  Student Delegate  University Heights, Ohio, USA

Ayelet Travis
Student Delegate
University Heights, Ohio, USA

Kasia Carothers  Student Delegate  Austin, Texas, USA

Kasia Carothers
Student Delegate
Austin, Texas, USA

Mariama Savage  Returning Delegate  Boston, Massachusetts USA

Mariama Savage
Returning Delegate
Boston, Massachusetts USA

Peter Filatov  Student Delegate  Moscow, Russia

Peter Filatov
Student Delegate
Moscow, Russia

Judica'elle Irakoze  Returning Delegate  North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA & Burundi

Judica'elle Irakoze
Returning Delegate
North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA & Burundi

Kerry O’Sullivan  Student Delegate  Dublin, Ireland

Kerry O’Sullivan
Student Delegate
Dublin, Ireland

Marci Mazza- Fredley  Student Delegate  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Marci Mazza- Fredley
Student Delegate
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Sean Farrelly  Returning Delegate  Dublin, Ireland

Sean Farrelly
Returning Delegate
Dublin, Ireland

Kieren Konig  Student Delegate  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Kieren Konig
Student Delegate
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Daphne Constantinides  Returning Delegate  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Daphne Constantinides
Returning Delegate
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Torey Bovie  Student Delegate  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Torey Bovie
Student Delegate
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Agnes Ugoji  Returning Delegate  Boston, Massachusetts USA

Agnes Ugoji
Returning Delegate
Boston, Massachusetts USA

Leila Mottley  Returning Delegate  Oakland, California, USA

Leila Mottley
Returning Delegate
Oakland, California, USA

Jalen Kobayashi  Student Delegate  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Jalen Kobayashi
Student Delegate
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Edgar McGregor  Returning Delegate  Pasadena, California, USA

Edgar McGregor
Returning Delegate
Pasadena, California, USA

Jamesha Caldwell  Returning Delegate  Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Jamesha Caldwell
Returning Delegate
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

Advisors

Salvador Gomez-Colón, youth delegate

Marta Michelle Colon

Lucienne Gigante, Animus

D'Real Graham

Rashawnda Williams

Emmy Kastner

Yalie Kamara

Thank You

The Ford Foundation

The Isabel Allende Foundation

The Carol Davis and Joel Marcus, MD Family Foundation

Gregory & Amanda Silverman

Writers House

Steven Malk & Alexandra Sartor

Heinz Endowments

The Obama Foundation

The Women's March

Caras con Causas

Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Reach Higher

International Alliance of Youth Writing Centers