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Sunday, April 22 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Young Leaders Rising: The Movement to End the Weaponizing of America, presented by bigSTORY, Conversation 2132

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Mike Bonifer of bigSTORY hosts a presentation about the student movement to change the national narrative around gun violence and the politics of gun ownership in the U.S.

The session will offer a compelling look at the parallels--and the differences--between the student activism of today and other activist movements in U.S. history, through the lens of storytelling. The techniques used by activist leaders, as individual storytellers, and by groups, as collaborative storytellers, will be explained and demonstrated, in an emotionally charged, issue-focused hour.

If you are interested in how stories help us make sense of a chaotic, ever-changing world, how authentic stories can trump propaganda, and how student storytellers are driving a movement for landmark societal change, this is a Newstory session you do not want to miss.

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Mike Bonifer

Bonifer is the founder and chief storyteller for bigSTORY, a global network of storytelling specialists who help companies and communities apply its trademarked storytelling process to develop and deliver strategic communication strategies. He got his start as a storyteller at the... Read More →

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Students from March for Our Lives

Student speakers from the March 24 protest marches in L.A. and Washington D.C. will speak and perform with eloquent voices on the weaponizing of America.
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Students from MUSE High School

Students from MUSE, an alternative school in Calabasas founded by director James Cameron and his wife, Suzi Amis, premiere a short film about their school's March 14 Walkout to protest gun violence.
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Students from Rock Your World

L.A.-area students who belong to Rock Your World, the Creative Visions Foundation's global network of 684,000 students [its motto, chosen by the students: 'Step Aside, We Got This']  offer their generation's disparate perspectives on the issue.

Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Norris Theater, presented by Newstory, Signing Area 5