Young Activists

Episode 4: Nyla Gilstrap Is Bringing NYC High School Students Together to Fight Racial Injustice

In this interview series hosted by MicroSociety 7th-grader Jaida, learn about student activists who are making a difference inside MicroSociety communities and far beyond.

Adventures With Jaida

Nyla Gilstrap is co-president of the Black Affairs Club at Trinity School in New York City and an activist with Black Students Demanding Change, a group of high school students from around the city who are working to make independent schools safe and welcoming for all students. A self-described communicator, Nyla has pushed for more discussions about Black culture, systemic racism, and the Black Lives Matter movement, and used her voice to bring people together and create change.

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