Time & Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 12:00 pm
This event is virtual only.
WBUR CitySpace890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215Open in Google Maps
WBUR’s Youth Takeover series empowers high school and college students through conversations and deep exploration of issues specific to today’s youth culture, as led by young people themselves.
After the deadly shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, an urgent appeal for gun control measures has again become a national debate. But often missing from the conversation are the voices of students themselves.
Watch a virtual panel featuring youth voices from Boston in a discussion lead by CitySpace student co-moderator Dawry Ruiz. Youth all over the country are taking the time to organize and make their voices heard on how gun control laws, or lack thereof, have impacted their educational experience, safety and well-being.
The discussion addresses the current school climate in Boston and what it is like to live through an unprecedented time while still expected to learn and organize.
Danny Rivera — artist and founder, Artist Initiative for Revolution
Amina McDowell — Boston Latin Academy sophomore
Keneisha Germain — recent high school graduate
This event is made possible through funding provided by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop as part of the Next Gen Public Media Initiative, generously supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.