David Hogg (along with other Parkland activists including Emma González) has been presented with the 2018 International Children’s Peace Prize. Archbishop Desmond Tutu presented them with the prize on Tuesday.
He praised the founders as “true change-makers” during a ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa.
Thank you, @KidsRights, for awarding us with the 2018 International Children’s Peace Prize.
This award is for everyone that has supported us, marched with us, and organized with us. This is only the beginning of our global movement.
— March For Our Lives (@AMarch4OurLives) November 20, 2018
We just won an international peace prize. pic.twitter.com/Gki3RIcNBT
— Matt Deitsch (@MattxRed) November 20, 2018
9 months ago we were 25 kids on a living-room floor.
Today Desmond Tutu gave us the International Children’s Peace Prize in Cape Town, South Africa
Anything is fucking possible.
Thank you @KidsRights!
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) November 20, 2018
“The peaceful campaign to demand safe schools and communities and the eradication of gun violence is reminiscent of other great peace movements in history,” Tutu said. “I am in awe of these children, whose powerful message is amplified by their youthful energy and an unshakable belief that children can — no, must — improve their own futures.”
I’m in awe, but for different reasons. David Hogg and Emma González have done NOTHING to bring ANYONE together. Hogg’s been going around, accusing the NRA of liking dead children and generally saying stupid things…
These Midterms could be the last election of our lifetime. VOTE
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) July 22, 2018
David Hogg thinks that Canadian nationals can donate to political campaigns in the United States.
Michael Moore has to correct him and then gently takes the mic away. pic.twitter.com/ja008pqYio
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 9, 2018
The gerrymandering on campus is ridiculous tbh
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) November 3, 2018
call your senators and tell them to vote no for Kavanaugh – the future of our country deserves more than a privileged white boy who’s Spent his whole life over-drinking and can’t answer a simple question without acting more immature about it than a 4 year old.
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) September 28, 2018
Wow! So UNIFYING!
Sorry guys. I understand the sentiment, but given the way they’ve handled themselves in the public sphere, it’s comical.
h/t The Hill