How to Be an Activist

Activist—a simple word just three syllables long—has been the subject of debate and polarization lately. Find out how the word alternately took on positive and negative connotations over the past decades. Then learn five things that you can do to become an effective activist and get people to support a cause. Meet Gloria Partida, City of Davis' first Latina mayor, who is a community activist with a long history of disability advocacy. She started the Davis Phoenix Coalition, a group that works to eliminate intolerance and prevent hate-motivated violence, and whose motto is "Rising From The Ashes Of Hate".

  • Rohan Baxi
  • Rohan Baxi
  • Rohan Baxi
  • Length:
    11 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 4, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Da Vinci High School
Artist Biography

15-year-old Rohan lives in Davis and is a student at Da Vinci High School. His show, Timeout Radio on Davis Community Radio KDRT 95.7 FM, covers current events, sports, school, travel, and other important stuff. In his spare time Rohan plays soccer and basketball, volunteers with Team Davis, is a member of his school environmental service club, hangs out with his friends, and plays sports video games.

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Artist Statement

The award-winning youth radio show and podcast, Timeout Radio, covers a range of topics of interest to teens. Broadcasting from Davis, California, the show has a mix of in-depth reporting, interviews, music, and a place of the week. Inquisitive teens interested in sports, travel, and learning about the world will enjoy getting to know host Rohan and his fascinating line-up of insightful guests.

Timeout Radio was one of only 10 initiatives nationally to win a 2020 Youth Summit Pitch Contest grant from the Points of Light Foundation. The Summit virtually brought together teens from across the U.S. to reflect on and engage with challenges and opportunities presented by the new school year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All past episodes are archived forever at Find Timeout Radio on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.