November 21, 2019

Gun Violence and Rights

From Parkland to Sutherland Springs, mass shootings have appeared to occur more frequently in the United States over the past few years. In response, organizations such as March for our Lives work to address this problem. DC Dialogues interviewed March for our Lives leader, Emma Rowland, on her experience in the movement. Audience members had the opportunity to learn about the issue and also learned how to get involved in political movements. As the first part of DC Dialogues’ look at the future of firearms in the United States, the DC Dialogues Student Executive Board welcomed students to, “Bridging the Divide: Solutions to Gun Violence.”

Please note that this workshop may have been photographed. This workshop was only open to students. Dinner was served at this workshop.

Emma Rowland

Emma Rowland

Emma Rowland is a 19 year old freshman at American University. Her passion for gun violence prevention comes from seeing how her friends have been personally affected by it. She continues to fight for legislation both in her home state of Arizona and nationally because she doesn’t want to see any more of her friends affected and become statistics.

She is the former Political Director of March For Our Lives Arizona and currently serves as a chief federal lobbyist for March For Our Lives National. As Political Director, she led March For Our Lives Arizona’s work at the state legislature, writing and introducing two bills into the State House and Senate. When those bills died, she implemented the school safety task force that was legislated in the bills within the Arizona Department of Education. Now, she lobbies congressional offices every week in between classes to urge them to sign on as co-sponsors to gun reform bills and to discuss what they can do to help prevent gun violence in
their communities.