After the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, young people inspired a national movement against gun violence. But it wasn’t the first time teenagers have agitated for social change.

Throughout our history, young people have been at the center of America’s biggest movements: from civil rights and women’s rights to Black Lives Matter and the fight for action on climate change. Young Voices Big Change connects student free speech icon Mary Beth Tinker (Tinker v. Des Moines) with the Parkland student journalists, showing how their story is connected to a broader story about young voices and their power.

Maribeth Romslo is a director, cinematographer, and producer who believes that stories have the power to change the world. Her films have played at festivals around the world and she recently created an original documentary series for Reese Witherspoon’s new media platform, Hello Sunshine.

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