HBCU Student Creates Platform for Young Activists
Nia Faith Betty’s dream to see every dancer with apparel that celebrates the skin they’re in has turned into a larger movement called Révolutionnaire, an education and action platform for young dreamers.
Nia, a 19-year-old Howard University student, said she was inspired by her journey as a Black ballerina, who originally introduced Révolutionnaire as an inclusive dancewear line that celebrated athletes of color.
The platform has since grown into a larger movement designed by and for young activists to connect, learn, revolutionize, and recharge.
Nia, and her sister, Justice Faith, said Révolutionnaire will initially focus on five key causes: criminal justice reform, environmentalism, anti-gun violence, housing and food security, and racial equity, with resources to make getting involved easier.
“Révolutionnaire’s new social justice platform offers a seamless way for anyone seeking to create change, collaborate and take action,” she said, according to Essence. “During a pivotal moment in society, we aspire to propel a generation of changemakers by equipping them with the tools, information, and community they need to accelerate and amplify their impact.”
With so much going on in the world, our generation cannot afford to sit on the sidelines,” Justice said. “Recognizing this, we are passionate about building a strong community to drive the development of urgent solutions that are needed now and in the future.”