The most powerful voices against tyranny are those who have actually experienced it. In this episode, we hear from members of the Dissident Project who bring us timely lessons based upon their personal experiences.

Grace Bydalek is the Project Manager of the Dissident Project for Young Voices. She joins us to talk about how the project is educating high schoolers with informed, intelligent perspectives from around the globe.

Grace Jo nearly starved to death as a child, before she was able to flee North Korea. She is one of very few people who have successfully escaped from the brutal North Korean regime.

American students who have been taught to view socialism in a favorable light could learn a lot from Jorge Galicia. Jorge warns that the socialist horrors his country experienced could easily happen here as well.

Frances Hui shares the perspective of a young woman who grew up in a city owned by a country she doesn’t belong to. She explains why she is from Hong Kong and not China and why that distinction matters to her.

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