The International Congress of Youth Voices

 
 

Nearly 100 young writers and activists from around the world gathered in August 2018 in San Francisco for the inaugural International Congress of Youth Voices. They met with a spectacular range of guest speakers, including The Hon. Rep. John Lewis from the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jeffrey Ngo  Student Delegate  Hong Kong

Jeffrey Ngo
Student Delegate
Hong Kong

Rep. John Lewis  Guest Speaker

Rep. John Lewis
Guest Speaker

Noa Gur Golan  Student Delegate  Tel Aviv, Israel

Noa Gur Golan
Student Delegate
Tel Aviv, Israel

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  Guest Speaker

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Guest Speaker

Noor Alnoman  Student Delegate  Baghdad, Iraq

Noor Alnoman
Student Delegate
Baghdad, Iraq

Bob Bland  Guest Speaker

Bob Bland
Guest Speaker

Rachel Parent  Student Delegate  Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rachel Parent
Student Delegate
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

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

Jose Antonio Vargas  Guest Speaker

Jose Antonio Vargas
Guest Speaker

Gabriela Romero  Student Delegate  Los Angeles, California, USA

Gabriela Romero
Student Delegate
Los Angeles, California, USA

Þórhildur Vígdögg Kristínardóttir  Student Delegate  Reykjavik, Iceland

Þórhildur Vígdögg Kristínardóttir
Student Delegate
Reykjavik, Iceland

Dave Eggers  Co-founder

Dave Eggers
Co-founder

Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs  Guest Speaker

Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs
Guest Speaker

Kenan Mirou  Student Delegate  Damascus, Syria

Kenan Mirou
Student Delegate
Damascus, Syria

Hafizah Khan  Student Delegate  London, England

Hafizah Khan
Student Delegate
London, England

Robyn Gill  Student Delegate  Dublin, Ireland

Robyn Gill
Student Delegate
Dublin, Ireland

Iman Abdul  Student Delegate  Brooklyn, New York, USA

Iman Abdul
Student Delegate
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Gbari Garrett  Student Delegate  Chesterfield Co., Virginia, USA

Gbari Garrett
Student Delegate
Chesterfield Co., Virginia, USA

Amanda Uhle  Co-founder

Amanda Uhle
Co-founder

Ashla Chavez Razzano  Student Delegate  Los Angeles, California, USA

Ashla Chavez Razzano
Student Delegate
Los Angeles, California, USA

Eric Waldo  Guest Speaker

Eric Waldo
Guest Speaker

Carlos Gomez  Student Delegate  San Francisco, California, USA

Carlos Gomez
Student Delegate
San Francisco, California, USA

Bianca Alvarado  Student Delegate  Austin, Texas, USA

Bianca Alvarado
Student Delegate
Austin, Texas, USA

Leeah Michael  Student Delegate  Seattle, Washington, USA

Leeah Michael
Student Delegate
Seattle, Washington, USA

John Prendergast  Guest Speaker

John Prendergast
Guest Speaker

Darvey To  Student Delegate  Melbourne, Australia

Darvey To
Student Delegate
Melbourne, Australia

Yalie Kamara  Mentor

Yalie Kamara
Mentor

Alia Malek  Guest Speaker

Alia Malek
Guest Speaker

Sean Farrelly  Student Delegate  Dublin, Ireland

Sean Farrelly
Student Delegate
Dublin, Ireland

Beatrice Phiri  Student Delegate  Lusaka, Zambia

Beatrice Phiri
Student Delegate
Lusaka, Zambia

Leila Mottley  Student Delegate  Oakland, California, USA

Leila Mottley
Student Delegate
Oakland, California, USA

Ethan Nosowsky  Guest Speaker

Ethan Nosowsky
Guest Speaker

Rashawnda Williams  Mentor

Rashawnda Williams
Mentor

Cory Williams  Student Delegate  Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Cory Williams
Student Delegate
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Khaled Hosseini  Guest Speaker

Khaled Hosseini
Guest Speaker

Hana Bezabeh  Student Delegate  Seattle, Washington, USA

Hana Bezabeh
Student Delegate
Seattle, Washington, USA

Tess Kelly  Student Delegate  Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Tess Kelly
Student Delegate
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Mokhtar Alkhanshali  Guest Speaker

Mokhtar Alkhanshali
Guest Speaker

Malik Meer  Guest Speaker

Malik Meer
Guest Speaker

Elizabeth Schultz-Lorentzen Holstein  Student Delegate  Copenhagen, Denmark

Elizabeth Schultz-Lorentzen Holstein
Student Delegate
Copenhagen, Denmark

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

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

Sachin Dangi  Student Delegate  Kathmandu, Nepal

Sachin Dangi
Student Delegate
Kathmandu, Nepal

Daniel Alarcón  Guest Speaker

Daniel Alarcón
Guest Speaker

Lily Huang  Student Delegate  Trujillo, Venezuela

Lily Huang
Student Delegate
Trujillo, Venezuela

Marvin Matamoros  Student Delegate  San Francisco, California, USA & San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Marvin Matamoros
Student Delegate
San Francisco, California, USA & San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Zadren Hill  Student Delegate  Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Zadren Hill
Student Delegate
Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Lizette Navarro  Student Delegate  Oakland, California, USA

Lizette Navarro
Student Delegate
Oakland, California, USA

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

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

Zainab Nasrati   Student Delegate  Copenhagen, Denmark

Zainab Nasrati
Student Delegate
Copenhagen, Denmark

Vivian Pham  Student Delegate  Sydney, Australia

Vivian Pham
Student Delegate
Sydney, Australia

Noemi Martinez   Student Delegate  Brooklyn, New York, USA

Noemi Martinez
Student Delegate
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Rohnny Vallarta  Student Delegate  San Jose, California, USA

Rohnny Vallarta
Student Delegate
San Jose, California, USA

Ryann Morelli  Student Delegate  Midlothian, Virginia, USA

Ryann Morelli
Student Delegate
Midlothian, Virginia, USA

Chinaka Hodge  Guest Speaker

Chinaka Hodge
Guest Speaker

Maeve Wilbourn  Student Delegate  Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Maeve Wilbourn
Student Delegate
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Shelby Dale DeWeese  Event Staff

Shelby Dale DeWeese
Event Staff

Aliya Hall  Student Delegate  Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Aliya Hall
Student Delegate
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Alex Palacios-Santos  Student Delegate  Milton, Massachusetts, USA

Alex Palacios-Santos
Student Delegate
Milton, Massachusetts, USA

Jeronimo Perez Flores  Student Delegate  San Francisco, California, USA

Jeronimo Perez Flores
Student Delegate
San Francisco, California, USA

Edgar McGregor  Student Delegate  Pasadena, California, USA

Edgar McGregor
Student Delegate
Pasadena, California, USA

Monica Deleon  Student Delegate  Brooklyn, New York, USA

Monica Deleon
Student Delegate
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Kelsey Juliana  Student Delegate  Eugene, Oregon, USA

Kelsey Juliana
Student Delegate
Eugene, Oregon, USA

Itumeleng Banda  Student Delegate  Johannesburg, South Africa

Itumeleng Banda
Student Delegate
Johannesburg, South Africa

Natasha McCabe  Student Delegate  London, England, & Milan, Italy

Natasha McCabe
Student Delegate
London, England, & Milan, Italy

Julian Manyika  Student Delegate  San Francisco, California

Julian Manyika
Student Delegate
San Francisco, California

Sydney Rotigel-Finegan  Student Delegate  Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

Sydney Rotigel-Finegan
Student Delegate
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

Esperanza Rivera  Student Delegate  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Esperanza Rivera
Student Delegate
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Daphne Constantinides  Student Delegate  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Daphne Constantinides
Student Delegate
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Riya Kataria  Student Delegate  Fremont, California

Riya Kataria
Student Delegate
Fremont, California

Naudika Williams  Student Delegate  Oakland, California, USA

Naudika Williams
Student Delegate
Oakland, California, USA

Samuel Getachew  Student Delegate  Oakland, California, USA

Samuel Getachew
Student Delegate
Oakland, California, USA

Vanessa Ramon-Ibarra  Student Delegate  Washington, DC, USA

Vanessa Ramon-Ibarra
Student Delegate
Washington, DC, USA

Felicia Wong  Event Staff

Felicia Wong
Event Staff

Azaria Pittman-Carter  Student Delegate  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Azaria Pittman-Carter
Student Delegate
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Salvador Gómez-Colón  Student Delegate  San Juan, Puerto Rico

Salvador Gómez-Colón
Student Delegate
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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

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

Brian Yorkey  Guest Speaker

Brian Yorkey
Guest Speaker

Talon Washington  Student Delegate  New Orleans, Louisiana USA

Talon Washington
Student Delegate
New Orleans, Louisiana USA

Agnes Ugoji  Student Delegate  Boston, Massachusetts USA

Agnes Ugoji
Student Delegate
Boston, Massachusetts USA

Qadira Miner  Student Delegate  Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Qadira Miner
Student Delegate
Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Korik Bestrin  Student Delegate  Melbourne, Australia

Korik Bestrin
Student Delegate
Melbourne, Australia

Angel Palencia Ramos  Student Delegate  Oakland, California USA

Angel Palencia Ramos
Student Delegate
Oakland, California USA

Calvin Sears  Student Delegate  Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Calvin Sears
Student Delegate
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Massih Hutak  Student Delegate  Amsterdam, Netherlands

Massih Hutak
Student Delegate
Amsterdam, Netherlands

D'Real Graham  Mentor

D'Real Graham
Mentor

Legacy Thornton  Student Delegate  Boston, Massachusetts USA

Legacy Thornton
Student Delegate
Boston, Massachusetts USA

Frantzy Luzincourt  Student Delegate  Brooklyn, New York, USA

Frantzy Luzincourt
Student Delegate
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Mariama Savage  Student Delegate  Boston, Massachusetts USA

Mariama Savage
Student Delegate
Boston, Massachusetts USA

Mansa Kuang  Student Delegate  San Francisco, California, USA

Mansa Kuang
Student Delegate
San Francisco, California, USA

Bry Reed  Student Delegate  Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Bry Reed
Student Delegate
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Ifeoma White-Thorpe   Student Delegate  Denville, New Jersey, USA

Ifeoma White-Thorpe
Student Delegate
Denville, New Jersey, USA

Inder Comar  Guest Speaker

Inder Comar
Guest Speaker

Akilah Toney  Student Delegate  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Akilah Toney
Student Delegate
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Alejandro Melguizo  Student Delegate  Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Alejandro Melguizo
Student Delegate
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Ibrahim Dahir  Student Delegate  Somalia & Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Ibrahim Dahir
Student Delegate
Somalia & Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Jahid Wilson  Student Delegate  Irmo, South Carolina, USA

Jahid Wilson
Student Delegate
Irmo, South Carolina, USA

Malcolm Yearby  Student Delegate  Burnsville, Minnesota, USA

Malcolm Yearby
Student Delegate
Burnsville, Minnesota, USA

Ev Williams  Guest Speaker

Ev Williams
Guest Speaker

Judy Tong  Guest Speaker

Judy Tong
Guest Speaker

Cliff Mayotte  Guest Speaker

Cliff Mayotte
Guest Speaker

Lucy Valentine Malcoun  Student Delegate  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Lucy Valentine Malcoun
Student Delegate
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Destiné Price  Student Delegate  Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Destiné Price
Student Delegate
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Anika Hussain  Student Delegate  Stockholm, Sweden

Anika Hussain
Student Delegate
Stockholm, Sweden

Emma Lorenceau  Student Delegate  Levallois-Perret, France

Emma Lorenceau
Student Delegate
Levallois-Perret, France

Hennessys Ortiz  Student Delegate  Savannah, Georgia, USA

Hennessys Ortiz
Student Delegate
Savannah, Georgia, USA

Jamesha Caldwell  Student Delegate  Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Jamesha Caldwell
Student Delegate
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Rabih Alameddine  Guest Speaker

Rabih Alameddine
Guest Speaker

Vic Barrett  Student Delegate  New York, New York, USA

Vic Barrett
Student Delegate
New York, New York, USA

Sarah Sobka  Student Delegate  Sheffield, England

Sarah Sobka
Student Delegate
Sheffield, England

Aniya Butler  Student Delegate  Oakland, California, USA

Aniya Butler
Student Delegate
Oakland, California, USA

Chandler Browne  Student Delegate  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chandler Browne
Student Delegate
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Marwa Samimy  Student Delegate  London, England

Marwa Samimy
Student Delegate
London, England