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David Hogg, school shooting survivor & March for Our Lives co-founder to speak at CSUB

Posted at 6:17 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 21:17:16-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — David Hogg, one of the Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida shooting survivors will be speaking at Cal State-Bakersfield in April.

According to school officials, the event will be apart of CSUB's 34th Annual Charles W. Kegley Memorial Lecture series. Hogg's lecture is titled, "Engage in the Change: Our Generation Must Own Democracy."

In a statement the director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics, Dr. Michael Burroughs, said:

“I think we have an obligation to our students to engage change makers, leaders, thinkers and innovators who tap into the issues and conversations that we, as a community, need to have.”

Hogg is a school shooting and the co-founder of March for Our Lives, a youth-led movement that mobilized hundreds of thousands of protesters in Washington, D.C. weeks after the Feb. 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Authorities said seventeen people were killed in the shooting.

The event is scheduled for April but there is no set day, according to CSUB.