WYA presents “Population & Development” to Cardinal Spellman High School

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On October 22, the World Youth Alliance had the incredible opportunity to speak in front of nearly 1,400 students of Cardinal Spellman High School in Bronx, New York. For its annual pro-life assembly, WYA was invited to present on the topic of ‘Population and Development’ by uncovering the myths of overpopulation and proposing real solutions to poverty. Our Director of Advocacy, Becky Marchinda, our North American Director, Amanda Pirih, along with six interns and fellows spoke about the prevalence of government-sponsored population control programs and how they are not only ineffective in reducing poverty, but violate the dignity of the human person as well. We used three videos from the Population Research Institute for our presentation and we’d like to share this one with you.


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After the presentation, we stayed to have lunch with the students and to invite them to become members of the World Youth Alliance. We had approximately 300 students sign our charter! We hope to see many of the Cardinal Spellman High School students join us in Manhattan for future events or volunteering opportunities.


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(WYA Staff, Interns & Fellows with Cardinal Spellman Pro-Life Club)


If you would like more information on the real solutions to poverty and underdevelopment, please email us at northamerica@wya.net. Also check out these videos from the Population Research Institute to better understand overpopulation. Overpopulation: The Making of a Myth & Food: There’s Lots Of It!