Drug abuse, teen pregnancy, suicide, bullying — 19-year-old Alexis Davis looked around her home on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota, and felt her community deserved more.
For the Morgantown High students, the lack of opportunities in West Virginia became their angle. Kristy Choi, associate producer for PBS in Washington, D.C., worked with the students to arrive at their central question.
For some participants, March for Our Lives was yet another exercise in a long fight against gun violence. In a report for the PBS NewsHour, student reporters joined the march in Washington, D.C. on March 24 to talk to student activists of color about how gun violence affects them.
‘We see gun violence and gun wars all the time’ — Why young immigrants joined the March for Our Lives
Student activist Camila Duarte talked with SRL student reporter Fernando Cienfuegos at the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. Duarte’s interview was published on the PBS NewsHour’s website.
Hundreds of thousands of people rallied in Washington, D.C., and across the country on March 14, 2019, to speak out against gun violence in the wake of the Parkland shooting in February. Andre Tinoco of Northview High School and NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs spoke to people who attended the march to raise awareness about the impact gun violence has had on their communities. This story aired on PBS NewsHour Weekend.