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For this assignment you will write a profile of one of the activists featured at the end of a chapter in Youth to Power and how they exemplify one of the four roles of activism from the article “The Four Roles of Social Activism” by Bill Moyer.
The goal of writing a profile is to “[present] a subject in an entertaining way that conveys its significance, showing us something […] that we may not have known existed or that we see every day but don’t know much about” (Bullock and Goggin 233). Good profiles “reveal something essential through a story or series of stories – an insight, idea, theme or social cause. Some of the best profiles focus on people, places, [objects], or events that seem ordinary but are symbolic of larger issues” (Johnson-Sheehan and Paine 80).