In the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, it has been the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who have spoken up most powerfully for the need for federal legislation to address the violence. Here in Chicago, there’s a group that’s been working to make sure youth voices — the next generation — are part of the conversation about reforming our gun laws.
The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and its student voices program encourages high-schoolers to do exactly what the students at Stoneman are doing: Speaking up. We hear from people who marched for stricter gun laws in downtown Chicago on Sunday.
Dion McGill, coordinator with ICAHV’s student voices program about how activists and young people in Chicago are reacting to the mass shooting in Parkland.