“I am here to acknowledge and represent the African-American girls whose stories don’t make the front page of every national newspaper.”
The March For Our Lives events that took place globally on Saturday featured a plethora of impassioned speeches by students affected by gun violence. And one student whose speech had a huge impact was Naomi Wadler.
In her heartfelt and inspirational speech, Wadler revealed, “We know life isn’t equal for everyone and we know what is right and wrong. We also know that we stand in the shadow of the Capitol, and we know that we have seven short years until we too have the right to vote.” Her speech was a call to action to young people everywhere, who one day will have voting rights and be able to imbue real change.
In her speech, Wadler insisted upon racial parity when it comes to gun violence, and media coverage of fatal gun crime, demanding that people of color are recognized.