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DeRay Mckesson and Parkland activists to discuss gun violence and civil disobedience during campus event

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

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Black Lives Matter activist and Pod Save The People host DeRay Mckesson will join two student activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Saturday to discuss activism and gun violence at “Guns, Activism, Change,” an event hosted by College Democrats.

Mckesson, who co-founded the policing reform movement Campaign Zero and has worked as a community organizer, will moderate the discussion with Stoneman Douglas alumni David Hogg and Samantha Fuentes in Lutkin Hall on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Hogg and Fuentes are both survivors of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas last February. Hogg co-founded the March For Our Lives, a student-led violence prevention movement, and Fuentes — who was injured in the February shooting— has worked with Angel Faces, an organization that helps girls and women overcome trauma.

Mckesson, Hogg and Fuentes are expected to touch on activism, civil disobedience and the different forms that gun violence takes across the country.

The event is free and open to the public, according to the event page on Facebook.

This story has been updated to reflect a change in venue for the event.

Email: cameroncook2021@u.northwestern.edu
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