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Youth demand an end to gun violence & resources in communities of color

Mar 28, 2018


On this edition of Your Call, we'll speak with young people about what’s next in their fight against gun violence.

The March For Our Lives rallies brought hundreds of thousands of people to the streets to demand gun control and resources to prevent gun violence. From Washington DC to Los Angeles, gun violence disproportionately affects low-income communities of color. Young people living in those communities don’t get the attention they deserve when they speak out against gun violence. Now that they have a platform, what's next?



Trevon Bosley, March for Our Lives Washington DC speaker, and youth leader at BRAVE (Bold Resistance Against Violence Everywhere) at St. Sabina in Chicago

Ke’Shon Newman, BRAVE youth leader in Chicago

Bahlam Vigil, District 11 Youth Commissioner, freshman at San Francisco State University, and former Leadership High School and Galileo High School student

Alex Goldberg, Columbine survivor advocating for divestment from the gun industry

Web Resources:


New York Times: We Are the Change’: Teenagers From Chicago’s South Side Stand With Parkland Survivors

SF Chronicle: Thousands protest in Oakland, SF to demand an end to gun violence

Washington Post: The story behind 11-year-old Naomi Wadler and her March for Our Lives speech

Chicago Tribune: In a Florida poolside visit, Chicago teens glimpse Parkland students’ lives, and find gun violence in common

The Daily Beast: From Parkland to Chicago, Hope Rises for Overdue Gun Violence Reforms

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