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March for Our Lives: Road to Change

Students and alumni of Kean University - Human Rights Institute

Sarah Mack ‘18, Sarah Coykendall ’18, Gunneet Malhi ‘21, March for Our Lives co-founder David Hogg, Spencer Martin ’19 and Human Rights Institute Director Lauretta Farrell, D. Litt., at the 2018 March for Our Lives: Road to Change in Morristown, N.J.

Kean University students Spencer Martin ’19 and Gunneet Malhi ‘21, and recent alumni Sarah Coykendall ’18 and Sarah Mack ‘18 attended the March for Our Lives: Road to Change in Morristown, N.J. The event, part of a 75-city tour, was designed to educate young people about the issue of gun violence, while registering them to vote.

While at the rally, the Kean contingent led by Human Rights Institute Director Lauretta Farrell, D. Litt., had the opportunity to speak with March for Our Lives founders Emma González and David Hogg, who encouraged them to become active participants in the electoral process.  

"It was so exciting to be a part of this important effort," said Malhi, a rising sophomore education major from Elizabeth. "Seeing my peers take a leadership role on such a critical issue has motivated me to bring voter registration efforts back to our campus."

Mack, a recent Kean graduate, will continue the conversation around gun violence in her new role as the assistant director of the Lesniak Institute for American Leadership

"Curbing gun violence and advocating for common sense gun laws are a major focus for the Institute," she said. "We look forward to partnering with the Road to Change team in engaging the leaders of tomorrow around this topic."