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A Glimpse into a Y-PLAN Site Mapping Tour Written By Kana Goto, Vanessa Vasquez, Nao Sagawa

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Get a glimpse into a Y-PLAN site tour through the eyes of the UC Berkeley mentors supporting Kennedy High School's IT Academy seniors as they visited Richmond’s Point Molate, San Francisco's Union Square, and the offices the Resilient by Design HOME Team's Mithun architecture and design firm.
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“TOWERS OF POWER:  Snapshot of a Future I Want To Inhabit” By Shirl Buss, Ph.D.

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I am an urban designer and educator. One of the most joyful things I do is facilitate architecture and urban planning studios for elementary school children in public schools through Youth in Arts and UC Berkeley’s Y-PLAN. Like many adults today, I am asking myself how—in my professional role—can I positively contribute to the #MeToo movement for and with the children in my life? How might I, when I work with young people, respond proactively to the gender inequities and injustices that we are witnessing every day? How can I help both boys and girls express their own power, free from the distortions and abuses of sexism and racism?
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