Swampscott High Walkout

Thanks to the five courageous Swampscott High School student leaders for inviting me to speak at the student-led walkout after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 

Students are leading the charge for change in attitudes and laws on gun violence. Student activism has a powerful legacy in American history – many of our Founding Fathers were young people when the American Revolution began, and from the civil rights movement to protesting the war in Vietnam, to progress for LGBT rights today, it is young people who have moved our nation forward.

Swampscott Reporter

Preyel Patel