Becoming the Face of a Movement
Gun violence prevention activist X González has been speaking out since surviving the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida. After helping organize the historic #MarchForOurLives protest in Washington, D.C. – the largest student-led demonstration in American history – X has made powerful speeches that have inspired audiences worldwide. In this compelling talk, X shares what it meant to become a public figure, their journey as an activist, and what comes next in the movement.
Creating Positive Change
As a powerful advocate for gun violence prevention, as well as intersectional issues such as racial justice and LGBTQ+ rights, X González is a leading voice speaking out to create a better world for everyone. With their background as an activist and creator of the #MarchForOurLives protest and movement, X shares insights and inspiration for audiences who strive to make a difference as individuals, communities, and organizations.
X González (they/them) is a gun-violence prevention activist born and raised in Parkland, Florida. A survivor of the Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School shooting, X became a leading voice in the gun-violence prevention movement with their powerful speech “We Call BS”. In 2018, they were instrumental in organizing the historic #MarchForOurLives protest in Washington D.C., the largest student-led demonstration in American history. While in high school, X also served as the President of the Gay-Straight Alliance. X continues to be at the forefront advocating for gun violence prevention including intersectional issues such as racial justice and LGBTQ+ rights. In the wake of the mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde, and Tulsa this year, X spoke at March For Our Lives second rally in Washington D.C. Most recently, X graduated from New College of Florida with a major in activism.