Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg to visit CSUB

Miranda Defoor, Editor-in-Chief

Update: Nov. 6, 2019: Hogg has since cancelled this appearance.

Survivor of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, David Hogg will be visiting Cal State Bakersfield (CSUB). The young activist will be a part of the 34th annual lecture series at the Kegley Institute of Ethics at CSUB. Hogg’s speech is scheduled in spring 2020, however no exact date has been set.

Hogg’s lecture will becalled “Engage in Change: Our Generation Must Own Democracy.” According to American Program Bureau Speakers, the Hogg hopes to inspire his generation to engage in change and register to vote, educate themselves, and become activists. Hogg said on APB’s site, “Everything that affects your life is on that ballot. Free college is on the ballot. The draft is on the ballot. Universal health care is on the ballot. Abortion is on the ballot. The Supreme Court is on the ballot. Your inaction today will affect your tomorrow.”

After the Parkland shooting, Hogg and other students from the shooting created the March For Our Lives. He also wrote a book with his sister about the event.