david hogg and michael moore

Filmmaker Michael Moore, right, interviews David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland school shooting and a gun-control activist.

David Hogg, survivor of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting and activist, will be coming to Cal State Bakersfield in the spring as part of a lecture series put on by the Kegley Institute of Ethics.

KIE Director Michael Burroughs confirmed Thursday Hogg's lecture, titled "Engage in the Change: Our Generation Must Own Democracy," will be part of the 34th annual Charles W. Kegley Memorial Lecture.

For more information on past lectures, visit www.cs.csubak.edu/~kie/charles-w-kegley-memorial-lecture/.

There are no further details on when he is expected to come to campus, but Burroughs said there are several dates in mind.

Hogg survived the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 14, 2018, where a lone gunman killed 17 people and injured 17 others. 

After the shooting, Hogg joined his friends to co-found March For Our Lives, one of the world’s largest youth-led movements. March For Our Lives mobilized one of the biggest demonstrations in the nation’s history five weeks after the shooting.

He has also written a book, "#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line," with his sister.

Hogg is currently a freshman at Harvard University.

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Nice photo of a Hogg with a Pig.


Oink oink.


One day they're eating Tide Pods and abusing opioids...the next day they're lecturing us on gun control legislation....


Everyone knows that teens and young adults are the wisest, most insightful, persons on the planet....of course we should all do what they think is best......ugh.


Its sad that this young man is making out from this tragedy, anyone can have a different opinion, but taking his first comments about riding his bike to school after the shooting, and then stating he was there, but could not provide proof/witness' that he was there, i believe he is an opportunist


Actually, he was on campus during the shooting. You don’t have to believe it, but it’s a proven fact.



Remember, thoughts are like viruses. 85% of this population is susceptible to infections. There's a reason why it's like this here.


Hogg was not on campus during the shooting. He was at home and hopped on his bike and claimed he pedaled as fast as he could. How would he know that the shooting was like? How did he survive the shooting when he was not on the campus?? Some reporters don't even know the truth. Hogg is a liar.


Hogg's 15 minutes have run 14 minutes too long.


Hogg didn’t “survive” the Parkland shooting. He wasn’t even on campus. However you feel about guns is your right but I don’t think 18 year old college freshman should be influencing gun policy.


No, this punk kid is nothing but a liar.


the Parkland survivors are impressive young people

Gene Pool Chlorinator

I assume you are referring to ALL the survivors- including those not advocating some of the positions Hogg is?


The future exists within those youngsters, despite what the ignorant masses of KC are saying. Stay focused and don't engage. They'll drag you in their sand trap of doom.


Yes! Can't wait for this!

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