Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez has quickly become one of the figureheads of the young movement to stop gun violence, and the 18-year-old activist's moving speech at this weekend's March For Our Lives proves unarguably that Gonzalez is the voice this cause needs. After naming the victims who lost their lives in the shooting, Gonzalez stood silent for six minutes and twenty seconds — exactly the time it took the shooter to kill Gonzalez's classmates. The image of Gonzalez standing stoically, tears streaming down her face is sure to become one of the enduring moments of this movement.
Watch Emma Gonzalez's powerful speech below.
Another young woman whose words from the march went viral was 11-year-old Naomi Walder, a fifth grader from Virginia who led a walk-out from her school. “I represent the African-American women who are victims of gun violence, who are simply statistics instead of vibrant, beautiful girls full of potential,” said Wadler. “For far too long, these black girls and women have been just numbers. I am here to say ‘never again' for those girls, too. I’m here to say that everyone should value those girls, too.”