By Shannon Longworth
Many of the same high school and college students who work to prevent gun violence in Chicago are also active on the issue of climate change.
Gun violence is a more easily-identifiable, immediate issue in some communities, while climate change is more long-term and global. But they may not actually be all that different in the minds of these students. In fact, Chyann McQueen, an organizer for Good Kids Mad City, sees the two issues as closely related. They both disproportionately affect minority and low-income neighborhoods.