Markey explained that part of the reason the March for Our Lives was so powerful was that it focused entirely on the next generation of leaders.
The walkout, part of the broader #NeverAgain movement, aimed to make the lives and safety of students a priority in Congress, and ensure that gun violence in schools and communities around the United States ends.
“Dan has always had great relationships with a lot of the students, and we thought it would be a good idea to bring him back, so that we have another person involved in those conversations and to consult with as we look at [what] we’re doing,” Jones said.
Students discussed topics they are passionate about, ranging from concussion research or sex trafficking to the existence of free will or the value of uncertainty.
John Michalczyk discussed the origin of the word “genocide” and countries’ hesitation to use the term, saying that modern U.S. presidents are afraid to label the Armenian Genocide, now over a century old, because they do not want to alienate the Turkish government.