Meet the 16-year-old saving lives from gun violence

March 29, 2018

High school junior Journey Jamison is from the South Side of Chicago, where gun violence happens frequently.

He’s asking me if I can help him, and I was able to say yes. I did.

— Journey Jamison

Jamison is part of Ujimaa Medics, a grassroots black health collective that teaches urban first aid, training people on what to do to help a shooting victim.

I took that opportunity to say, ‘Hey Peda, guess what? I was able to save your life because I had this training.’

— Journey Jamison

The Chicagoan said her philosophy on change is that it spreads like a virus.

The question is ‘What if he takes that information and gives it to somebody else?’ and ‘What if that person gives it to somebody else?’

— Journey Jamison

Now Jamison has a message for gun control advocates nationwide.

I definitely think the conversation should extend just from just talking about Parkland to talking about other cities in the U.S.

— Journey Jamison

You need to be in your communities doing what you need to do now ... because the future is not guaranteed.

— Journey Jamison