Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (left) met with school shooting survivor-turned-activists David Hogg (second from left) and Emma Gonzalez (right) and LIFE Camp founder Erica Ford (third from left) at LIFE Camp in Jamaica on Aug. 11.
More than 20 students who survived a shooting inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL have embarked on a national tour to promote voter registration and to call for stricter gun laws and an end to gun violence. The “March For Our Lives: Road To Change” tour stopped in Queens to
In February, an armed former student entered the Parkland high school and murdered 17 students and teachers The tragedy motivated the students to become leaders in the movement for stricter gun laws. Hogg, Gonzalez and other survivors have also galvanized young people to register to vote.