Lauren Duca has focused her career on empowering young people, especially women and girls, and insisting on their right and duty to participate in the political conversation. GATE Faculty Research Fellow, Sonia Kang, introduced Lauren with a quote from Duca’s book, “How to Start a Revolution”.
It is only through conversation that we form the political opinions that inform the actions of practical citizenship and through conversation that we do the daily work of democracy.
Duca began the conversation by discussing how Trump’s 2016 election brought about the realization for her that advocacy is what citizenship should look like. She was able to use her social research and reporting skills to translate what was going on politically to a younger audience.