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Emma González: Leading Fight Against Gun Violence, Advocating for Justice

Photo: David Hogg (far left) and Emma Gonzalez (profile center) at the Rally to Support Firearm Safety Legislation in Fort Lauderdale, 2018. Credit: Barry Stock.

Emma González’s activism began tragically and heroically in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018. As a survivor of the horrific event that claimed 17 lives, Emma emerged as one of the most prominent voices in the student-led movement against gun violence.

New York, N.Y. As a thought leader and global citizen, Emma González stands out as a powerful advocate for gun control and social justice. We are deeply moved by Emma’s courage, resilience, and unwavering commitment to ending gun violence in the United States. Her leadership has inspired a new generation of activists and brought critical attention to the urgent need for comprehensive gun reform.

Emma González’s activism began tragically and heroically in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018. As a survivor of the horrific event that claimed 17 lives, Emma emerged as one of the most prominent voices in the student-led movement against gun violence. Her poignant and passionate speech at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., captivated the nation and solidified her status as a leading advocate for change.

One of Emma’s most defining moments was her six minutes and 20 seconds of silence during her speech at the rally, representing the length of time the Parkland shooting lasted. This powerful gesture highlighted the profound impact of gun violence and the urgency of addressing this epidemic. Emma’s emotional honesty and articulate demands for stricter gun laws resonated deeply with people across the country and around the world.

Emma’s activism extends beyond public speeches and rallies.

As a co-founder of the March for Our Lives organization, she has worked tirelessly to advocate for policies such as universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons, and the implementation of red flag laws. Her efforts have mobilized millions of young people to participate in the democratic process, emphasizing the power of grassroots activism in creating meaningful change.

In addition to her work on gun control, Emma’s advocacy encompasses broader social justice issues. She has been a vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, mental health awareness, and racial justice, understanding that these issues are interconnected with the fight against gun violence. Emma’s inclusive approach to activism demonstrates her commitment to building a safer and more equitable society for all.

Supporting Emma González means standing with a generation of young leaders who are determined to end gun violence and promote justice. Her bravery, authenticity, and relentless advocacy inspire hope and action in the fight for a safer future. We are proud to support Emma González and her unwavering dedication to creating a world free from gun violence.

Emma González: Leading Fight Against Gun Violence, Advocating for Justice (June 13, 2020)

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Update: In May, 2021, González announced the usage of a new personal name, X (inspired by 
Malcolm X) citing dissociation with their previous personal name and feminine pronouns.

Jim Luce
Jim Lucehttps://stewardshipreport.org/
Raising, Supporting & Educating Young Global Leaders through Orphans International Worldwide (www.orphansinternational.org), the J. Luce Foundation (www.lucefoundation.org), and The Stewardship Report (www.stewardshipreport.org). Jim is also founder and president of the New York Global Leaders Lions Club.

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