Lucias Potter

From Oakland, California, Lucias attended Mandela High School Law and Public Service Academy where he played leadership roles in multiple school- and community-wide organizations. Passionate about social justice, he is a tireless advocate for the rights of people of all colors and sexual orientations. He is currently a Lead Student organizer in Youth Together, where he educates his peers about the inequities of the education system; a Student Ambassador for Project Soar; and a founding member of the Homie Empowerment Project based in East Oakland. In his free time, Lucias enjoys writing poetry inspired by current events.


Peace Only

My experiences in Senegal have continued to enchant me to the point that I want to stay here forever. One thing that I have completely fallen in love with is the village I live in named Palmarin, Ngaloo. When I first came to Senegal and I was in Dakar I had thought that it was the most peaceful place I…

10 February, 2012

Hip-Hop: A gift and a curse

For those who know me, they know Hip-Hop is my life. I listen to music more hours then I sleep. When I’m bored I write graffiti pieces on sheets of paper. Occasionally I would go to a Turf dancing battle. You could imagine my joy to see the Hip-Hop scene present in Senegal. I remember the first…

17 January, 2012

A Cultural Role Model

Greetings readers and welcome to my first Global Citizen Year blog post. I would like to thank all of my supporters and readers for your interest in my experience. Enjoy! My experience in Senegal so far has been extraordinary in so many ways. There are a number of different things that I have learned, experienced,…

12 October, 2011

Global Citizen Year: My Gateway from High School to Sociology

My name is Lucias Potter. I am from Oakland, California where I spend most of my time advocating for social justice, writing, or spending time with my cousins. I believe that the human race has a responsibility to make sure everyone can live comfortably. I believe that when people give power to their government to…

15 July, 2011

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Lucias Potter