Teenagers launched a national movement against gun violence after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
It’s not the first time young people have lead the way for social change.
After the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, young people inspired a national movement against gun violence. But it wasn’t the first time teenagers have activated for social change.
Throughout our history, young people have been at the center of America’s biggest movements: from civil rights and women’s rights to Black Lives Matter and the fight for action on climate change. It makes us wonder, why are young people’s voices so often discounted or ignored?
“Young Voices Big Change” shows how the student journalists at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are connected to our broader story about young voices and their power.
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Maribeth Romslo is a director, cinematographer, and producer who believes that stories have the power to change the world. Her films have played at festivals across the world and she recently created an original content series for Reese Witherspoon’s new media platform, Hello Sunshine.
Cloe Axelson is a writer and communication professional who has worked in politics, the nonprofit sector and government. She is an editor at WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station.