When Aniah Ankoma '19 (above left) showed up at the Rhode Island for Community & Justice offices to start her first summer job, she was ready to change the world. She was delighted to find another Gordon graduate was waiting for her.
Becky Kerner '09 (above right) is the Youth Empowerment Coordinator at RICJ, training Aniah and other youth facilitators to lead their peers in conversations about the justice system, sexual harassment, reproductive rights and systemic oppression.
It's no accident that two Gordon graduates ended up spending their summers together working to create positive social change. Both of them were powerfully impacted by their Gordon experiences, and, on the RICJ website, Becky even mentions Gordon's Civil Rights Trip as the starting point for her pursuit of a career in social justice.
More on Becky and her work at RICJ is at www.ricj.org/about
More Gordon faces in youth advocacy this summer on Gordon's Facebook