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Paige Gbasie

July 1, 2016


Hudson, NY


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Adonis Olivera

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This interview was conducted on July 1st, 2016 with Paige Gbasie who is originally from Philadelphia.I asked Paige about how she got to Hudson, and what her experiences in Hudson have been since she got here. She discusses coming to Hudson through Americorp and co-teaching a class at Kite's Nest. Paige talks about what it's like to live in a smaller place like Hudson and how it's taught her to be an adult. Her goals for the summer are to step up as a leader, connect with more teens through SJLA, and plan her next steps for moving back to Philadelphia. Paige wants to go back to reconnect and be closer to her family and be in a larger city again. I also asked her about the school to prison pipeline and other issues. She discusses her experiences and feelings about Kite's Nest, their community building, partnerships, and skills she's learned while working there.

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Adonis Olivera

Adonis Oliver Oliver-Ragland is 15 years old and lives in Hudson, NY. He’s a teen leader in the Social Justice Leadership Academy and Space 101 at Kite’s Nest and with the Staley B Keith Social Justice Center.

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