Parkland school shooting survivors to lead talk at UMass Dartmouth

Sep 13, 2018

Parkland school shooting survivors David Hogg and Jaclyn Corin will lead a youth civic engagement talk at UMass Dartmouth on October 17.

The talk, titled “Engaging Student Voices: A Focus on Voting, Gun Control, and Anti-Violence” will begin at 7 p.m. at the main auditorium at the 285 Old Westport Road campus. Admission is free, but registration is required.

The goal of the lecture is to demonstrate how young people can affect policy through voting. It is the third annual Reverend Dr. Robert Lawrence Lecture, hosted by the university’s Leduc Center for Civic Engagement.

Hogg and Corin were students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida when a gunman killed 17 students and teachers on February 14, 2018. Since the shooting, Hogg, Corin and their classmates launched the March for Our Lives and the Never Again MSD anti-violence movement. Following the lecture, Hogg will sign the book he co-authored with his sister Lauren, #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Visit lawrence-lecture-2018.eventbrite.com to register for the talk.