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Jaclyn Corin Biography
Jaclyn Corin is an American activist against gun violence. She is a Parkland survivor and gun control advocate. She is one of the leaders of the Never Again MSD activist movement and the organizer of a student protest to Tallahassee, Florida. She helped to organize the March for Our Lives nationwide demonstration in Washington and she has been a vocal critic of politicians funded by the National Rifle Association.
Jaclyn Corin Age
Jaclyn was born on October 27, 2000 in Parkland, Florida, U.S. She is 18 years old as of 2018.
Jaclyn Corin Parents
Jaclyn lives with her parents in Parkland, Florida, U.S. She is the daughter of Paul and Mary Corin who teaches at elementary school. Her father describes her as brilliant and very emotional—“but she’s not showing it, because she’s laser-focused right now.”When she learned her friend Joaquin Oliver was one of the victims. “She cried so hard that her parents had to hold her down,”.
Jaclyn Corin Education
Jaclyn is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She is the junior class president. In early February 2018, Jaclyn had been worried about an upcoming test in biology. On February 14 2018 this changed because of the shooting. Joaquin Oliver who was her close friend, was killed as was her classmate Jaime Guttenberg. Jaclyn had once tutored the alleged gunman and former student at the school, Nikolas Cruz. , Jaclyn was locked in with other classmates for several hours during the shooting. They emerged with hands up as instructed by the police SWAT units. The scene left her in a state of shock but also inspired her to do something.Jaclyn Corin Photo
Jaclyn Corin Parkland March for Our Lives
Jaclyn was a key planner of the March for Our Lives nationwide student protest that occurred on March 24 2018. She supported that adults register to vote and vote, and that children pre-register. Jaclyn discussed media coverage:
It’s fading a little, but not to the point people are forgetting … They know our message … It’s all leading up to the march … Media trucks aren’t lining our streets anymore, but people keep asking us for interviews. But we keep declining them. We don’t want to over-saturate the media. We don’t want people to get ‘Oh, I’m sick and tired of these kids. So annoying.’ And we also have school.— Jaclyn Corin, March 7, 2018
Jaclyn has made YouTube videos; one called “WhatIf” got 1.4 million views in three days. She has appeared on national television. In anticipation of the March for Our Lives, she appeared on the March 21 episode of the Rachel Maddow Show, along with Gonzalez and Sarah Chadwick. She is scheduled to speak at a rally in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on March 29. She, Gonzalez, Hogg, Kasky and Alex Wind are pictured on the third week of March’s Timecover.
Jaclyn Corin Activist | Jaclyn Corin Never Again MSD
Jaclyn met with fellow students at Stoneman Douglas, including David Hogg, Emma González and Cameron Kasky, at Kasky’s house. They formed the Never Again MSD movement during these meetings. Originally it was a small core group of students, but subsequent meetings came to about twenty students. Jaclyn explained that their media strategy was to knock through the gun-safety defeatism, reframe the debate, and keep making noise with powerful demonstrations. The team acted quickly to take advantage of the news coverage.
Jaclyn was a key organizer of the bus trip protest to the Florida state capital on February 20 2018, six days after the shooting. A report in Vanity Fair suggested it was her idea to have the bus trip soon after the shooting because it was alive in the news cycle; she said “the news forgets — very quickly — we needed a critical mass event.” Working with fellow students-turned-activists Cameron Kasky and David Hogg, she recruited several hundred MSD students to make an eight-hour bus trip to Tallahassee as part of a “lightning strike”.
Jaclyn helped engineer the behind-the-scenes logistics including transportation, chaperone and sleeping arrangements, scheduling meetings with Florida lawmakers and getting permission slips from parents. She demanded the group wear normal school attire and not quibble about bus seating; when some asked for changes to sit with friends, she said “No — get on your bus.” The trip was organized largely by social media and texting.
Jaclyn Corin Jimmy Fallon
On October 05, 2018 two Parkland school shooting survivors were the guests on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Friday night on NBC.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Jacyln and Delaney Tarr were talking about voting and first times at the polls, which was the focus of an innuendo-filled video released that week.
The video highlighted several of the students who founded the “March for Our Lives” movement talking about their first time voting, to promote voter registration.
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