Social Injustices Documentary from Texas
Jackson is a Special Olympics Youth Leader from San Antonio, Texas who will be leading a Youth Innovation Project to highlight the social injustices people of various intersectional identities face during this apex of civil rights advocacy. Jackson is motivated by the positive impact of inclusion and diversity, which he has personally seen throughout his own endeavors. Thus, Jackson plans to highlight the benefits that inclusion has provided in Unified Champion Schools. Jackson intends on amplifying the voices of youth within his community and hopes to show how being a part of Unified Champion Schools has empowered them to become agents of change and advocates in their own lives. Although these anecdotal stories will be a primary piece of his work, he will expand the documentary to include more generally,other forms of identity that are often prone to discrimination, such as race and ethnicity.
Over the course of 2 months, Jackson plans to spread his message that he is passionate about while garnering over 5000 social media impressions. Jackson believes that the best way to encourage others to include is to lead and to share - by example. Even during the COVID-19 global pandemic and physical isolation, Jackson still yearns to encourage others to commit to inclusion so that they can reap the benefits he has already experienced in his own life. In doing so, Jackson is taking the steps necessary to build a Unified Generation and an inclusive community.