March for Our Lives Panel

  • Event Start: 23rd February 2019, 7:00pm
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The US has one of the highest rates of gun violence in the developed world. Students around the country have taken a stand against this, starting the #NeverAgain movement in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and streets all across the United States have been flooded with students demanding a set of powerful new reforms.

Despite a political culture in which the right to gun ownership is entrenched, certain gun control measures have been implemented at both the state and federal level. After years of violence, it therefore seems the student-led movement has provided some hope that positive change in the US is on the way. In this panel, we bring together the leaders of the March for Our Lives movement to reflect on this youth movement in the US, as well as on the potential for young people across the world to create change in politics and society.

SPEAKERS

  • David Hogg  -  March for Our Lives co-founder and survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.
  • Edna Chavez  -  March for Our Lives activist and survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.
  • Bria Smith  -  March for Our Lives activist who organised a county-wide school walkout in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
  • Alex King  -  March for Our Lives activist who lost his 16-year old nephew to gun violence in Chicago.