survivors of parkland, fla. attack and black students from chicago and new york discuss gun reform and youth activism

"Gun Reform in Black & White: Student Activism and #NeverAgain" takes place Friday, April 27, 6:30-8:30 pm at Theresa Lang Student Center, 55 West 13th St., The New School

Moderated by Maya Wiley, Leading Civil Rights Activist and Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School


White student activists from Parkland, Fla. and Black student activists from Chicago and New York come to The New School to share their experiences with gun violence, activism, and organizing for gun reform laws and safe communities.

Black & White: Student Activism and #NeverAgain is part of the Henry Cohen Lecture Series at The New School and is hosted by the university's Office for Social Justce.


Matt Deitsch, Parkland, Fla.

Ryan Deitsch, Parkland, Fla.

Journey Jamison, Chicago, Ill.

Amel Burton, Queens, N.Y.

Maya Wiley, Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School and Henry J. Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management at the Milano School. Wiley recently appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, The Beat with Ari Melberi on MSNBC, and NPR.


Fri, April 27, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm


The New School's Theresa Lang Community Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th St.


Members of the public can register for the free event on Eventbrite.

Members of the media should RSVP with Scott Gargan at or 212.229.5667 x 3794.

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Media Contact:

Scott Gargan
The New School
212.229.5667 x 3794

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