For years Joshua has participated in numerous social justice projects, pursuing his desire to make a difference in the world. From serving on his youth group’s board planning events and participating in regional retreats with programs on various issues facing teens like him, to staying involved in student government through out middle school, high school, and at UC Berkeley, Joshua seeks to stay informed on issues facing people and wants to help fix the problems out there.
Growing up with an older sister on the autism spectrum, Joshua has developed a strong sense of awareness and compassion. From volunteering at elderly homes to writing a recommendation to ban polystyrene foam (styrofoam) from the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), Joshua sees social justice as an important aspect of his life.
Since June 2013, Joshua has interned at the American Civil Liberties Union – Southern California to pursue his interest in making a difference. Working in this public interest setting with numerous prominent lawyers in Los Angeles, Joshua had a chance to create videos to inform the public on the various issues the ACLU-SoCal works on. Joshua sees video production as a tool for him to get involved in the field of public interest, especially in today’s world, with the rise of social media and the important role technology plays in society.
Below you can find a couple of the many videos Joshua created while interning at the ACLU-SoCal.