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Whether you believe in climate change, human rights, social justice, or a need for peace, we can agree that it is time for change. This change can only happen through education, enlightenment, and a mutual love and respect for the world and humanity. 

Driven by making an impact and inspiring change, our social movement is always expanding our understanding of contemporary issues and developing campaigns pushing for positive solutions. Learn more about our focus below.


On the Agenda

Human Rights

The Young Central Network is a transformative Human Rights Movement that started back in 2019. We embrace a strategy of empowering the community from the ground up, facilitating leadership opportunities and advocating for changes with a real impact. What started as a local project, quickly grew to encompass members from outside the Los Angeles area. Together with our allies and partners, the Young Central Network engages and mobilises activists and leaders from all backgrounds and walks of life. By providing education on International Human Rights Law, the International Bill of Rights, and precedents set by the international courts, we make sure everyone knows their human rights.  

Social Justice

Our network has led numerous successful campaigns that have produced real change, both in Los Angeles and across the globe. Through events, fundraisers, and online petitions organised by our dedicated members, we work to hold leaders and decision-makers accountable for their actions, moving them to rethink what is possible. Pretty quickly, this singular moment evolved into a full-fledged movement. Our Social Justice Movement challenges the status quo, holding our leaders accountable and fighting for solutions that will transform society. By empowering the community through education, we empower change.

Climate Action

Our goal is to be an impactful Environmental Protection Movement led by members of the community. We are inspired by the belief that everyday people can shape and mold a society where everyone can achieve their true potential. Driven by making an impact and inspiring change, our Environmental Protection and Climate Justice Movement is always expanding our understanding of contemporary issues and developing campaigns pushing for positive solutions. We provide realistic and simple solutions to the global climate emergency throughout the site. Whether it is renewable energy or sustainable eating, you can join our Climate Justice Movement.

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Meet the Founder

Sereen Banna


Sereen has dedicated her career to humanity. She is a postgraduate student of Law at the University of York pursuing an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice. She received a BS in Biological Psychology with dual minors in Human Rights and Political Science from the University of California Davis. 

She founded Young Central in 2019 to promote human rights and social justice discussions in younger generations through a podcast. The network has since grown to become a podcast, periodical, and climate action network. Currently, she is also working on research with the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery. Her previous experience includes the California Refugee Reproductive Health Network, where she  researched the needs of refugee women across California and co-authored the publication. She was also a member of the Article 26 team during which she led the MENA region division. 

Sereen also leads an education platform on TikTok where she informally discusses relevant social justice and human rights abuses occurring internationally. 

“Deciding to Act May Take a While; Much Longer Than the Action Itself.”

― Danielle Wengraf

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