Student survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting were in West Oakland Sunday as part of an anti-gun violence bus tour.
The point of the tour is to register voters and put a spotlight on communities plagued by a range of gun violence, which is how they ended up in West Oakland and hosting a barbecue.
Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Matt Deitsch was at the barbecue on Sunday.
"I just registered two people to vote, and I'm about to eat some good food, and so I'm feeling super American right now," Deitsch said.
He's one of a half dozen Parkland youth who've crossed the nation on a bus to mobilize their peers around gun reform. Along the way, they're picking up other young leaders, like Bria Smith of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
"When I was growing up, I'd hear gun shots and I'd be accustomed to it. Me and my friends would make jokes about what kind of gun it was, and that shouldn't be a reality for any children, whether you go to a white suburban high school or a high school that's in the inner city," Smith said.
"March for Our Lives" is also visiting cities where youth turnout could swing a district toward pro-gun control candidates.