Madeline Canfield

Photo of Madeline Canfield, the beach in the background.

Madeline Canfield is a senior at the Emery/Weiner School in Houston, TX, where she leads the social activism and politics clubs. When escaping the ever-presence of school and studying, she volunteers for her synagogue’s religious school as a TA and for political candidates. She ardently organizes youth around climate justice (passivity is naive in a flood city where kids fear rain), primarily through a local hub of the Sunrise Movement, the Houston Youth Climate Change Coalition, and Zero Hour. She understands the prodigious value of the art of reading and writing—the fellowship will further develop her reverence of this art.

Blog Posts

2019-20 Rising Voices Fellow Madeline Canfield's Notebook

My Worn and Faded Yellow Notebook, a Living Record

Madeline Canfield

In my notebook, I recount anecdotes that bear the mark of the past I am reckoning with today.

Protester Holding Sign, "There is No Planet B."

Recollections of a Relentless Teen Climate Activist

Madeline Canfield

Our group of youth climate activists clings to the conviction that our activism ceases for nothing. Really, we’re ride or die.

Topics: Activism
The Dialectic of Sex by Shulamith Firestone

Gen Z and Her Radical Foremother

Madeline Canfield

What ally can Gen Z seek out for wisdom and consolatory encouragement? Shulamith Firestone, of course.

"Untitled" by Sonia Delaunay, 1917

Each Time I Enter the Synagogue: A Teen on Antisemitic Gun Violence

Madeline Canfield

My reaction to antisemitic gun violence is not one of fear, but of alertness to a threat far more normalized for me than for my elders.

High school student standing in front of a brick wall. She is holding a protest sign that says "To forget a Holocaust is to be killed twice," attributed to Elie Wiesel.

On Emancipation Avenue

Madeline Canfield

My friend wanted to get arrested, one morning in July, on the curb of the sidewalk along a street east of downtown Houston.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Madeline Canfield." (Viewed on October 27, 2020) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/canfield-madeline>.