Young Champions for Change Un-Luncheon

Join Middle Way House for a Virtual Un-Luncheon!


Un-Luncheon Chair Yaël Ksander invites you to

Young Champions for Change 

October 9, 11:30am-1:00pm via Zoom

11:30am welcome reception begins, event begins at 12:00pm 


Speeches by our Event Chair, Yaël Ksander,

and young activists Solveig Ksander Hicks and Joelle Jackson. 

…and more!

To register, click HERE.

You will be e-mailed the Zoom link on October 8th.


Thank you to our Soaring Sponsor


Event Chair Yaël Ksander, Communications Director for the City of Bloomington

A Bloomington resident since 1998, Yaël Ksander spent many of those years getting acquainted with and sharing the stories of the city’s people and places as a reporter and producer for the local NPR station, WFIU. Raised around Washington, D.C., Yaël came to Bloomington to study painting at Indiana University (M.F.A.).  Previously, she earned graduate degrees in the History of Art from Columbia University (M.A., M.Phil.) and in English at the University of Virginia (B.A.). Yaël moonlights as a cultural critic for The Ryder magazine and the Limestone Post, and co-hosts the long-running, nationally syndicated public radio program A Moment of Science.



Young Champion Solveig Ksander Hicks led a 2017 coalition of Tri-North Middle School students who protested Monroe County schools’ genderist, discriminatory, and demeaning dress code–successfully inciting administrators to change it, promoting equality and freedom to learn .  






Young Champion Joelle Jackson led Project Middle Way at Bloomington High School North, a student-run organization focused on prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault, including staging an annual benefit fashion show promoting body-positivity for all and raising money for MWH.