Student Gun Violence Summit

Washington, DC

Last spring, the powerful advocacy of our Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) classmates and young victims of gun violence around the country created new energy among Americans to confront the easy availability of military-style automatic weapons, illegal guns, and high capacity magazines, while highlighting that young people are potent and persuasive advocates for change.

Now, working with teachers and students all over the country, MSD students held a national student-led forum on gun safety and safe schools that will take place in Washington D.C. in early October, 2018 to national agenda to address gun violence, ignite support on across the country, encourage young people to vote, and show the world that young people have the power to make change.

A committee of national student leaders selected hundreds of high school student leaders committed to reducing gun violence to attend the conference and virtual participation will be available for students who can’t attend.

Students and educators reviewed existing plans to reduce gun violence and combine them into a single “Students’ Bill of Rights” on school safety, along with a corresponding action plan. The Students’ Bill of Rights will be used by our classmates across the country as an organizing document for civic engagement activity focused on reducing the gun violence that has affected far too many young lives.

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