Sofie, Jessica, Ely, Ayize, Isabela - Albany Stands

Sofie, Jessica, Ely, Ayize, Isabela – Albany Stands

Date grant awarded: November 27, 2018

Albany Stands is a student-led organization comprised of a diverse group of teens working to elevate marginalized voices through various actions including presentations, workshops, forums, and rallies. Albany Stands was formed after a racist and misogynistic Instagram account arose, created and endorsed by students from Albany High School.

Albany Stands will continue to provide educational opportunities to students at Albany High in addition to branching out to include the greater community through the production of videos covering topics including allyship and privilege. They hope that education on these topics will create a baseline understanding about systemic oppression and the ways we can combat it.