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Presidential Speaker Series: David Hogg

7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT October 6

Location: Dunning Memorial Chapel

Alma College will welcome gun control activist David Hogg as its first guest in the 2022-23 Presidential Speaker Series, with a speech scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, at Dunning Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Members of the Alma College campus community should use the Alma Connect app, which is available on Apple iOS and Android, to get in. The event will also be livestreamed at youtube.com/almacollege.

Members of the Alma College campus community should use the Alma Connect app, which is available on Apple iOS and Android, to get in. The event will also be livestreamed at youtube.com/almacollege.

Hogg, 22, rose to prominence during the 2018 United States gun violence protests as a student survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. He co-founded March for Our Lives, a student-led demonstration that is considered to be one of the biggest youth-led protests since the Vietnam War era.

With his younger sister, Lauren Hogg, also a student at Stoneman Douglas, David Hogg co-wrote “#NeverAgain,” a New York Times best-seller. The Hoggs also contributed to the best-selling book, “Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement,” a compilation of writing from the founders of March for Our Lives.

A prolific voice on social media with more than a million followers, Hogg uses his platform to promote civic engagement, activism and voting. He will speak to Alma students, staff and faculty on the subject of community and personal responsibility, through the lens of gun violence in schools.