MAYDAY! Peace Conference - "Voices of Change: Our Generation of Student Activism"April 28, 2021 at 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Time: April 28, 2021 at 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Engage in the Change: Mobilizing a Generation to Protest
Presentation by Jaclyn Corin

After the largest school shooting in American history, Parkland survivor Jaclyn Corin has become a leading activist for ending gun violence. As the co-founder and leading organizer of March For Our Lives, Jaclyn has rallied students around the world to advocate for social justice.

On February 14, 2018, Jaclyn Corin’s life changed forever after a massive school shooting took the lives of 17 students and faculty at her school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Less than a week after the shooting, she mobilized 100 of her classmates and brought them on a 900-mile lobbying trip to their state capital.

Soon after, she continued her advocacy and became a leading organizer of the March for Our Lives. At the March, she brought Yolanda Renee King to the stage, granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr., where she preached that the young people of today are a part of a “great generation.” Corin helped unite more than 2 million people in 900 marches around the world during the 2018 rallies. The 800,000 people at the Washington D.C. march made it one of the largest demonstrations in the Nation’s history.

Corin is in constant contact with student leaders from around the country, organizing local events and voter registration pushes, and promoting the need for more March For Our Lives chapters. She is the “driving force behind the scenes” of March for Our Lives. Jaclyn Corin promises to devote her life to fighting against gun violence and will forever be an advocate for all types of social justice.

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The annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference was established at Gustavus Adolphus College in 1981 with funding by the late Florence Larson Sponberg H'37 and Raymond Sponberg '37.  It was established to inspire attendees to work for justice and peace throughout the world.

Lunchtime Session - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Kent, Parkland, and the History of Social-Justice Student Activism in the United States
Presentation by Dr. Greg Kaster, Professor of History
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library-Gustavus Library Associates

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