photo of Kiki Leyba

Kiki Leyba

Ambassador & Survivor Educator
Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence

Kiki Leyba teaches at Columbine High School in Littleton, Co. He was a first year teacher when thirteen were killed and dozens were injured. In 2010 the impossible happened as a gunman violated his son’s middle school. This became a benchmark day in Leyba's life: supporting others traumatized by school violence became a calling.
Drawing upon decades of experience, Kiki has helped so many communities navigate the complex aftermath of campus violence.
Kiki Leyba continues to support communities in trauma. Additionally, Leyba works to educate others about smart gun legislation, red flag laws, and mental health funding.
In October 2022, Leyba was recognized by the organization, Keep Guns Off Campus, for his tireless efforts to end gun violence and support victims.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Events featuring Kiki Leyba
Events featuring Kiki Leyba