The Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) is coordinating the community engagement and outreach with the Young Lakota team. As a national Indigenous youth organization working across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice, NYSHN is supporting the film with:
Contact Jessica Danforth at email@example.com and Chloe Haimson at Chloe@incite-pictures.com if you are interested in Community Engagement and Outreach opportunities with Young Lakota. Twitter: @NYSHN @JessDanforth
See a full list of articles written by Jessica Danforth here: http://www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com/articles.html
Sunny Clifford, the film’s main character, recently left Pine Ridge to live in Rapid City, South Dakota. Her emerging activism is reflected in a petition she wrote demanding greater access to Plan B for Native women that shot to the top of Change.org’s site with over 100,000 signatures. On the board of NARAL Pro-Choice SD, she was recently media trained by the Progressive Women’s Voices at the Women’s Media Center in New York City. Follow Sunny on Twitter @SunnyClifford.
Shelby Knox was the subject of our last film, the Sundance award winning The Education of Shelby Knox. As political and emotional coming of age stories, this film, and Young Lakota are companion pieces. Today, Shelby is a widely-followed blogger, speaker and organizer for gender equity. She has made national appearances on such shows as Today, the Daily Show, Hardball and Dr. Phil to discuss sex education and youth activism and is the Director of Organizing, Women’s Rights, for Change.org. Follow Shelby on Twitter @ShelbyKnox.