Students create book on the millennial generation

Publication Date
 “Generation Now: Millennials Call for Social Change"

A new book produced by students in Professor Christine Henseler’s spring class, Millennials and Social Change: The Rise of the Everyday Changemaker, is available on Amazon.

“Generation Now: Millennials Call for Social Change,” features deeply personal articles by students on topics that include poverty, pollution, mental illness, sexual abuse and income inequality.

“This is a book that infuses a bit of hope into the conversation about the next generation and the potential uses of digital technologies,” said Henseler, professor of Spanish.

“The course was, without a doubt, the most transformative experience of my life. And the students' courageous personal stories and calls for change have provided me with so much hope for the future.”

Students were divided into five teams to create the book: writing, editing, typesetting, cover design, and marketing and social media.

The contributors are:

Emily Adams: My Trauma Shapes Me, But I’m Not Defined By It

Taylor Allen: “Labor for Learning”: Understanding Immigration Through Family Stories

Randi Broadwell: Wanting the Cake and Eating it Too

Hana Brown: Conversations With A Goat Girl

Megan Brown: Who Said It Was “Daddy’s Money?”

Kaitlyn Connor: No Child Left Behind...Except You, You, and You

Sasha Currie: OMG, Please Kill Me Now

Giuseppe De Spuches: We Don’t Need No Education

Jacques Pierre Treguier: A Solution to Pollution

Hamza Ghumman: When They Don't Take You Seriously

Phoebe Hallahan: My Television Romance

Brooke Mackenzie: Can You Hear Me or Am I Crazy?: Breaking The Stigma on Mental Health

Anna Mahony: Life in Plastic is Not Fantastic

Kate Osterholtz: The Birds and Bees and Everything in Between

Ademilola Oyetuga: The Ones Left Behind: How America is Failing the Poor

Hayden Paneth: The Crossed Out, Torn Out Pages

Kathleen Sinatra: “But You Look Fine!”: Navigating High School with an Invisible, Chronic Illness

All royalties collected will be donated to COCOA House, which provides afterschool tutoring and other programs to Schenectady children.