The youth in Montgomery helped achieve the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The youth in Birmingham led the Birmingham movement. The youth in Selma sustained their movement. The youth in South Africa assisted liberation. Unfolding in real-time the youth all over the United States, led by survivors of the Parkland shooting, is calling for action. Are the young voices being heard? Does their voice and vote count? Will change ultimately occur?
On February 14, 2018 a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Our nation quickly became weary of how socially accepted mass shootings have become and how there is nothing that can be done to prevent such tragedies from occurring in our own backyards.
The students from Stoneman Douglas quickly became determined to make their voices heard. They were willing to demand action and legislative change that many in the past were unwilling to do.
When the time came, the young people from Stoneman Douglas demanded to be heard and have walked their talk all over the United States including taking their message to Tallahassee and Washington D.C.
But some believe, these children are asking for all or nothing, unwilling to comprise at the cost of finding middle ground. Will their movement fizzle or, like their predecessors, change legislation and the view Americans have on guns.
Michael Udine, District 3 Commissioner, Broward County
Yolanda Cash Jackson, Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff and Civil Rights Activist
Megan Hobson, Hialeah Teen Shooting Survivor
Mei-Ling Ho-Shing, Survivor and Student Activist, #NeverAgain, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
6:00 to 6:45 p.m. – Members only pre-cocktail reception
6:45 to 8:30 p.m. – Debate and Dinner
Individual tickets are $35 until May 22; $45 beginning May 23. Dinner is included with the ticket price.
Official partners of the Village Square are the Broward League of Cities, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and 10 days of Connection. Event partners include Council for Educational Change, Broward Education Foundation and The Broward Principals’ and Assistants’ Association.
Tickets and additional information available HERE.