Tisch College Solomont Speaker Series: David Hogg
Monday, September 19 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM ET | ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Center (Medford campus)
Join Tisch College for a conversation on youth activism, organizing and gun reform with activist and co-founder of March For Our Lives, David Hogg. A survivor of the largest school shooting in American history at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead, David resolved that no other young person should have to experience the tragic impact of gun violence. He joined with friends and other Parkland survivors to create March For Our Lives, which mobilized roughly 800,000 protesters in Washington, D.C. in one of the biggest demonstrations in the nation’s history only five weeks after the shooting. Today, March For Our Lives is one of the largest youth-led movements in the world.
David’s activism has taken him around the country, meeting with impacted families and diverse communities to deepen his knowledge of gun safety and the politics needed to end gun violence. He is the co-author of “#NeverAgain,” a New York Times best-seller, with his younger sister, Lauren, who is also a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student. David and Lauren also contributed to “Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement,” a compilation of writing from the March For Our Lives founders. In addition to being a fulltime student at Harvard University, David has become a powerful voice for civic engagement, activism, voting and organizing.
This event is cosponsored by Tufts CIVIC, the Political Science Department and the Tufts Democrats. Visitors attending events on campus are required to be vaccinated and boosted, if eligible, and may be asked to show proof of vaccination.