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(L-R) Lauren Klein, Taylor Bensin, and Stephanie Horowitz join with others during the second March for Our Lives rally against gun violence at Pine Trails Park on June 11, 2022 in Parkland, Florida. Community members from Parkland and all of South Florida joined together for the March For Our Lives Parkland rally near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed by a gunman on February 14, 2018. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)
(L-R) Lauren Klein, Taylor Bensin, and Stephanie Horowitz join with others during the second March for Our Lives rally against gun violence at Pine Trails Park on June 11, 2022 in Parkland, Florida. Community members from Parkland and all of South Florida joined together for the March For Our Lives Parkland rally near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed by a gunman on February 14, 2018. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

Time & Date

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 12:00 pm

This event is virtual only.

Event Location

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.

Panelists
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.

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