The Girl Talk: Teen Girls Take On The NRA Edition

The Girl Talk: Teen Girls Take On The NRA Edition

Tue, June 26, 2018

6:30 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL


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The Girl Talk
The Girl Talk
The Girl Talk is a monthly show at The Hideout featuring powerful and influential Chicago women you should know. Each month, we tackle an issue facing our city, state and country and learn from the women working to make things better.
Teen Girls Take On The NRA Edition
It's been four months since the Parkland school shooting, and the incredible organizing work led by the brilliant young survivors there hasn't let up for a second. In fact, it's spread all over the country, and breathed new energy into anti-violence work that has been happening in Chicago for years. This month, we'll hear from some of the relentless young women leading the way to stop the scourge of guns on Chicago streets, and to fight back against the a-holes at the NRA who are putting all of our lives at risk.

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Our Guests:
Chyann McQueen
Chyann is 19 years old and is a graduating student from Community Christian Alternative Academy. McQueen is civically engaged in her community and has a passion to combat poverty and violence. She was the opening speaker for the March for Our Lives Chicago, has appeared on Chicago Tonight talking about the gun violence in her community, and recently won first place for a civics project focusing on solutions to violence. She is also a poet. Most of her poems are centered around inequality, gun violence and politics.

Emerson Toomey
Emerson Toomey is a graduate of Lane Tech and will attend Northeastern University in Boston this fall. She currently works for the Hub Project, where she organizes around healthcare and taxation initiatives. Most recently, she organized the March for Our Lives Chicago March 24th event and participated in the Chicago Strong youth-focused gun violence prevention campaign.
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642