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Joy Lawson

Joy Lawson is currently the Director of Young People For (YP4), a year-long leadership development program that helps a diverse set of student leaders turns their idealism into actions that advance social change on their campuses and in their communities. YP4 is a program of People For the American Way Foundation. Lawson began her career as a student organizer at the University of Kansas. For her work on Sex Education, she was awarded the Generation-to-Generation Chapter Leadership Award. Soon after, she joined the staff at Choice USA as a National Field Associate and later as the Midwestern States Field Coordinator. Committed to mentorship, she currently acts as a coach for the New Leaders Fellowship, housed in the Center for Progressive Leadership.

  • May 16, 2012

    Students Fight Money in Politics

    In the fight to get corporate money out of politics, Ariel Boone of UC Berkeley and Falon Shackelford of Howard University in Washington, DC are an unlikely team.

    Joy Lawson