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Edna Chavez    

March For Our Lives Youth Activist & Leading Gun Control Advocate

Edna Lizbeth Chavez is a social justice activist, supporter of immigrant rights and a survivor of gun violence. In 2018, she headlined and delivered a powerful speech at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. Chavez has lost many loved ones to gun violence and has become a leading gun control advocate and student voter registration organizer.

Chavez is an alumna of Community Coalition’s youth program, South Central Youth Empowered through Action (SCYEA), a program that focuses on developing the next generation of leaders and empowering Black and Brown youth in South LA to push for policy changes that benefit their community. She plans on continuing to advocate for social change by using her story and experiences to bring a light to the injustices faced by her community.

She is part of Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 class of 2018, which spotlights extraordinary young women, girls, and femmes making waves in their industries or passions of choice.

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