Amandla Stenberg was one of the speakers at WE Day California 2016 last week. The young star took the stage at the Forum in Inglewood to discuss issues that teens face.


“It has the exact same morals that I do in terms of utilizing the power we have to make change,” Stenberg says of her decision to participate in WE Day Califoria 2016. “There are a lot of amazing people here educating the youth in the audience about certain topics we might not know about, and I love that.”

Amandla is herself an activist. “My parents have always been knowledgeable about the way society is structured and taught me about that, and my passion to speak out about it comes from within,” she shares. “[Being an actress] gives me the space and freedom to talk about the things that I care about.”

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In addition to talking about concerns that resonate with her, Amandla also takes on acting roles that allow her to bring her opinions to the forefront. In fact, the young star is said to be in talks for a role in Where Hands Touch. The film addresses interracial relationships as a mixed-race German girl falls in love with an SS officer in Berlin.

Amandla Stenberg rose to fame after delivering a stellar performance as Rue in Hunger Games. She now uses her platform to advocate for social justice.

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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  1. WhateverGal says:

    She looks well. Keep going girl

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