David Hogg

SHIRLEY – The Big Book/Pages for Peace Foundation presents David Hogg at the Bull Run Speaker Series on Sunday Jan. 20 at 12 p.m.

David survived the largest school shooting in American history on Feb. 14, 2018 Having lost friends, classmates and teachers, he decided to take action, so no other young person would have to experience what he went through on that fateful day.

Hogg co-founded March For Our Lives a youth led gun violence prevention movement and one of the largest mass mobilizations in the history of our country in March. He is a prolific voice on social media with more than a million followers, using his platform to raise the voices of others through shared loss to end gun violence. The son of a former FBI agent and a schoolteacher, Hogg states that he is a supporter of the Second Amendment and NRAmember’s right to own guns with commonsense gun and mental health controls in place. In 2018, Hogg and the March For Our Lives student leaders were awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu.

Inspired by educator Betsy Sawyer, a Shirley resident who taught fifth grade, students from the after-school Peace Club at Groton-Dunstable Middle School worked for 12 years to build the biggest book in the world on the topic of peace. The mission of the foundation is to promote peace education and to share the content of Big Book: Pages for Peace with others.

The Pages for Peace Foundation is proud to bring David Hogg to our community and to offer discount ticket pricing to students. The program will be moderated by Danette Day, assistant professor in the Education Department at Fitchburg State University with a 25-year career in public, private, charter and innovation school education.

“Glimmer of Hope,” the book written by the March For Our Lives students, will be available for purchase at the event. Doors open for seating and a full service brunch will be available at the Bull Run before the program. Tickets and information: tickets.bullrunrestaurant. com/davidhogg