Current Issue - URBAN Special Issue

Race-Grounded Reciprocity Manifesto

March 16, 2021

The Race-Grounded Reciprocity Manifesto outlines a vision for cultivating partnerships with youth and community-based organizations in ways that center the dignity and validation of Black, Brown, and Indigenous leadership.

Emerging Tensions: The Variances and Silences in Survey Research with Youth

March 11, 2021

This article critically reflects on the process of youth organizing to build power against displacement from school pushouts across two geographic locations. The authors describe the ideological tensions that emerge in survey research with low-income youth of color who have internalized negative ideas about themselves and their communities while also collectively challenging those ideas.

Intersectional Organizing and Educational Justice Movements: Strategies for Cross-Movement Solidarities

March 11, 2021

This article provides a nuanced discussion of the work community organizers do with parents and young people of color dedicated to educational justice. Offering intersectional organizing as a strategy for building a united educational justice movement, the authors highlight the possibilities for creating cross-movement solidarity.

Participation Without Power: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Community Meetings in North Denver

March 11, 2021

This article examines Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting transcripts to show that relationships between Colorado State University and the city of Denver are changing in racialized ways, as normative institutions remove people from land to fulfill economic ambitions, exemplifying theories about the spatialization of race and the racialization of space.

Counter-storytelling Across Varying Youth Contexts and Intergenerational Work in YPAR Settings

March 11, 2021

This article unveils experiences of displacement across two different geographic contexts among high school youth. The authors reveal the tensions embedded in the choice to write together across an intergenerational collective, exploring what it means to write as youth and as adults afraid to write for the youth.