Young People Win: Rethinking Advocacy in a New Era

In this session, legendary broadcast journalist Rather interviewed Hogg, who had been a student at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, during its February 2018 fatal mass shooting and had become a vocal anti-gun activist, both as part of the group Never Again MSD and as co-founder of March For Our Lives. During the session, the pair discussed how adults can embolden young people to inspire change in the world.

David Hogg

Co-Founder, March For Our Lives.
As a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Hogg survived the largest school shooting in American history. Joining with his friends from his school, David co-founded March For Our Lives, a youth led gun violence prevention movement. He is a prolific voice on social media with more than a million followers and 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.

Dan Rather

Journalist, Author, Steady Newsletter on Substack.
Dan Rather, American newscaster and author who covered some of the most important historical events of his time, including the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the Watergate scandal, during his four decades with CBS. He is now the author of the ""Steady"" newsletter on Substack and is a prominent presence on social media.

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