Join us as the Pages for Peace Foundation presents David Hogg to kick off the Bull Run Speaker Series.
On February 14, 2018, David Hogg’s life changed forever. As a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, David survived the largest school shooting in American history. Having lost friends, classmates and teachers, David decided to take action, so no other young person would have to experience what he went through on that fateful day.
Joining with his friends from his school, David co-founded March For Our Lives, a youth led gun violence prevention movement that organized one of the largest mass mobilizations this nation has ever seen on March 24, 2018. Since then, David’s activism has taken him around the country, meeting with impacted families and diverse communities to deepen his knowledge on gun safety and the politics surrounding the issue.
He is a prolific voice on social media with more than a million followers. He uses his platform to raise the voices of others who have stood up against violence to create an alliance through their shared loss to end gun violence everywhere. The son of a former FBI agent and public school teacher, Hogg states that he is a supporter of the Second Amendment and NRA members right to own guns with commonsense gun and mental health controls in place.
Hogg and the March for Our Lives student leaders were awarded the International Children's Peace Prize by Desmond TuTu.
Moderator:Danette Day - Dr. Danette Day is an Assistant Professor in the Education Department at Fitchburg State University and an educator and scholar with a twenty-five year career in public, private, charter and innovation school education.
The Pages for Peace Foundation believes that young people have the power to create a more peaceful world. Inspired by educator Betsy Sawyer, students from the after-school Peace Club at Groton Dunstable Middle School worked for 12 years to build the biggest book in the world on the topic of peace. The mission of the foundation is to promote peace education and share the messages of peace contained in Big Book: Pages for Peace with others. We are proud to be bringing David Hogg to our community and to offer discount ticket pricing to students. www.pagesforpeace.org
Additional donations to help support this event and the work of The Pages for Peace Foundation can be made at this link: http://www.pagesforpeace.org/support/
Full service Brunch is available in the Sawtelle Room from 10AM prior to the program. Full dinner menu will available in the Tavern after the event. Ticket price does not include food or drink. No food service during the program from 12Noon - 2PM.