‘I Am a Survivor’: L.A. Teen’s Poignant Speech on Gun Violence (Video)
“I learned to duck before I even learned to read,” Edna Lizbeth Chavez, a 17-year-old high school senior, says in a speech given at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
Chavez goes on to talk about losing her brother Ricardo to gun violence and describes the trauma it caused her family. She also touches on police criminalization of black and brown communities, calling for “a department specializing in restorative justice.”
Watch the South L.A. native’s full address in the video above as she “honor[s] the Florida students that lost their lives and … stand[s] with the Parkland students” demanding gun control legislation.Wait, before you go…
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