Who is Havana Chapman-Edwards? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Poem

Who is Havana Chapman-Edwards? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Career, Education, Write Poem, Twitter, Instagram

Havana Chapman-Edwards Wiki – Biography

Havana Chapman-Edwards is a U.S. representative who first got national recognition in 2018 when she was the only student at her elementary school to participate in the national walkout objecting gun force. She is a strong community organizer, humanitarian, public speaker, and compassionate as well as an actor and model.
My name is Havana Chapman-Edwards. My family and I are United States diplomats and we currently live in Germany. I have lived in six different countries and visited more than 30 countries, so I have seen firsthand that racism against black people is a global issue.

She’s wise beyond her years. Talk with this student activist for just an hour, and you’ll walk away feeling empowered by her fearlessness when she says more people need to “speak up and speak out.” Her words come from a place of experience. Havana first made headlines in April 2018 when, as a first-grader.

Age

She is 9th years old.

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Interest

Her interest in advocating for gun control began after she visited the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., the month before. She watched then-11-year-old activist Naomi Wadler speak, which caused Havana to need to use her voice, too.
Havana told TODAY Style for our Groundbreakers series in honor of International Day of the Girl that, in the following weeks leading up to the national school walkout, none of her peers expressed an interest in participating despite her encouragement to do so. “I was kind of sad about that,” she said. “But that’s OK.”
According to Havana’s mother, Bethany Edwards, Fort Hunt’s principal also said the school didn’t have enough staff to chaperone the students during a walkout. So Edwards signed Havana out of school so she could participate.

Edwards Tweeted

On the day of the strike, Edwards tweeted about Havana’s solo demonstration. She added a photo of the then-7-year-old outside by her alone wearing an astronaut suit, an orange one in recognition of gun force awareness. “I am all alone at my school, but I know I am not alone,” the tweet reads.
The tweet took off from there, gaining attention in national outlets. According to Edwards, the viral tweet opened up a door to a network of other young activists. Among them was Naomi, the preteen who inspired Havana at the March for Our Lives.

A several months later, in October 2018, Havana was photographed with other activists in TIME magazine’s Guns In America issue.

“She was able to connect with so many amazing other students who were also passionate about gun laws,” Edwards said. “It changed her life. It changed the way she saw her ability to make a change.”
Indeed it did. The attention led to amazing opportunities for Havana, including the chance to speak — in her orange astronaut suit — at a D.C. rally on National Die-In Day in June 2018.

Havana Chapman-Edwards Poem

My father and I wrote a poem commonly that I would like to share with you:
My ancestors were kings and queens,
you know what I mean.
Then others sacrificed and died,
to allow us to have better lives.
No matter how hard the world tries to leave people like me behind,
we still rise.
Dreaming to be on top of the world,
a wonderful time to be a girl.
Confident and strong while moving along,
this is where I belong.
Think of me
when you have the opportunity
to vote in your community.

Don’t try to stop me,
I have a dream that you can’t see
That keeps me flying free.
I have five questions for you:
Why do our teachers read books about enslavement, but not about black inventors, astronauts, scientists, dancers, pilots, diplomats, and judges?
Why do I go to school each year without ever having a teacher who looks like me?
When do I go from cute to dangerous?
Why do our leaders only talk about Black Lives Matter when it is close to an election?
Why do I have to live with the fear that my brother and my dad might not make it home?
We, the kids, need answers.

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