David Hogg — a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, turned outspoken gun control advocate — will speak in November in Lawrence.
The University of Kansas Political Science Department will host “David Hogg: Putting the USA over the NRA: What we must do to end gun violence” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Drive in Lawrence.
“Passionate in his advocacy to end gun violence, David's mission of increasing voter participation, civic engagement and activism embraces a range of issues,” the Political Science Department said in a Facebook post about the event.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting is the worst at a high school in U.S. history.
Led by Hogg and other former students from the school, it spawned backlash against the gun industry, the National Rifle Association and political inaction to curb the problem.
Hoog co-founded March for Our Lives in the aftermath of the mass shooting.
The event, which will include a Q&A session and book signing, is free and open to the public courtesty of the Clifford P. Ketzel Fund.