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Nikki Kowell.

"Activism is about love and commitment. Each day there is a new battle, but if I can just get someone to listen, I've succeeded. It's all about education and giving people new tools.".

Age: 21 Home: Cincinnati

School: Antioch College Antioch College, at Yellow Springs, Ohio; coeducational; chartered 1852, opened 1853. Horace Mann, Antioch's first president, envisioned a program stressing the development not only of the intellect but of the whole personality, especially the individual's social  in Ohio

Major: Biology

Relationship status: Single

Leadership roles: Queer Center coordinator at Antioch; former leader of Oak Hills High School's Teens for Tolerance group; first youth board member of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network in Cincinnati; organizer of Cincinnati's first LGBT LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender  Youth Summit; speaker for the Youth Empowerment Youth empowerment is an attitudinal, structural, and cultural process whereby young people gain the ability, authority, and agency to make decisions and implement change in their own lives and the lives of other people, including youth and adults.  Program

Advocacy: Working to make Antioch policies transgender-friendly while fighting for gender-neutral bathrooms; developing a trans advocate program; helping trans students with name changes; administering a campus survey about trans awareness and support needs

Hobbies It may never be fully completed or, depending on its its nature, it may be that it can never be completed. However, new and revised entries in the list are always welcome. This is a list of hobbies. : Dancing and reading
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Author:Jensen, Marjorie
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 25, 2005
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