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December 13, 2018

Students against Gun Violence: Young, Smart, and Mad as Hell

A Panel Discussion


Top Row (L-R): Lu, Shine, Lowe, Brown; Bottom Row (L-R): Moore, Hannick, Randall, Wingerbuehle

Panelists: Maggie Hannick, a senior at a Catholic high school and activist for many causes; Hannah Brown, a student activist, currently co-chair of High School Democrats of Missouri; Morgan Lowe, an activist for many causes who plans to work in politics after graduating from SIUE with a bachelor’s in Business Administration in May 2019; Sunny Lu, a Horton Watkins High School student who has been featured in media outlets for her work with Students Demand Action St. Louis;  Hannah Shine, a senior at Visitation Academy who is involved in several organizations, including Students Demand Action and the St. Louis High School Democrats; Ishmaiah Aeneas Moore, a senior at Hazelwood West High School where they helped form a Students Demand Action chapter; Brian Wingbermuehle, a freshman at Saint Louis University who spearheaded Students Demand Action St Louis. Elizabeth Randall is a 6th grader and an honor roll student in East St. Louis, IL. (Click on photo to enlarge.)


Moderator: Marcel Scaife, manager of Safe and Thriving Communities with Ready By 21 at the United Way of Greater St. Louis.  In this role, he leads violence prevention efforts, focusing on youth violence in the city. He works with the Youth Violence Prevention Partnership, an initiative of the St. Louis Health Department.

Young activists like our panelists inspired our country after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that left 17 people dead. They have raised their voices to condemn America’s epidemic of gun violence and to challenge all of us to take action. Student leaders organized the March for Our Lives and the March to the Midterms Get Out the Vote rally. You will find them on the cover of Time magazine’s November 5th issue. You will see them in the documentary No More Thoughts and Prayers.

Our panelists are among the many young people fighting for a future free of gun violence. Representing Ceasefire STL and Students Demand Action St Louis, they will share their stories and perspectives on gun violence prevention. What brought them to this movement? What initiatives are they involved in now? What do they see as the future of this movement? How can we support their work?

Come to be inspired by their courage and determination, and bring your questions for these outstanding student leaders.

Reservations are not required, but help us plan. Let us know if you’re coming here.


Unless otherwise noted, programs are held on the second Thursday of the month and are free and open to the public. Programs are held at The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, 63117. Come at 6:30 pm for coffee and conversation. Programs begin at 7:00 pm.