Following the Feb. 13 mass shooting at Michigan State University, which resulted in three student deaths and five injuries, students mobilized and organized protests to advocate for gun reform. Leaders with March for Our Lives, a youth-led organization, joined hundreds of protestors at the Michigan State Capitol to urge lawmakers to enact background check laws for gun purchasers. The rally served as a precursor to the organization’s fifth annual march in Washington, D.C., scheduled March 23-25.

This article was published in our April 2023 issue.