How Gen Z Shapes Our Political Future


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
John Della Volpe
David Hogg
Orion Jean
Alicia Menendez
Sophia Kianni

Gen Z is a powerful political force that is understudied and misunderstood. To grasp the full scope of young Americans' societal and political impact, we look to current activists to explain the issues they care about, and how their actions have already changed the country's direction. Join us in person on March 22 at 6:00 PM ET for a conversation with John Della Volpe, director of polling for the Institute of Politics and author of Fight: How Gen Z Is Channeling Their Fear and Passion to Save America; Sophia Kianni, US representative on the UN Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change; David Hogg '23, co-founder and board member of March For Our Lives; and Orion Jean, Time Magazine's 2021 Kid of the Year. MSNBC anchor Alicia Menendez '05 will moderate.

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