Maxine Wint, 16, was the initial organizer of the Chicago Youth Sit-In and March Against Police Brutality, bringing together the group of young women that would go on to found Youth for Black Lives, a Chicago-based youth activism organization focused on racial justice. After the police shooting of Philando Castile, Maxine put out a call for other activists interested in organizing a protest, and the group of four young women quickly came together to plan the sit in and march in just three days. The Sit-In and March brought together over 1,000 youth to the streets of downtown Chicago to protest police brutality, and was reported in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, and Teen Vogue.
Maxine currently attends High School at Kenwood Academy in Hyde Park and is a member of the Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC) top ensemble, Voice of Chicago. The CCC is a historic organization founded during the civil rights era who are widely acclaimed and travel the world serving as an advocate for global unity through song. In her free time Maxine loves to attend art shows and explore the food and culture of Chicago.
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