Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Upcoming Event: March for Our Lives on March 24

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Crisis Response, Student Violence, Student Well-Being

What are you doing Saturday, March 24, 2018? Students-organizers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are organizing a nationwide march called March For Our Lives – with the main march being held in Washington, D.C. – to demand lawmakers to take action in the fight for tighter gun control legislation. According to their website, “the mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues.” Check out the website the student-organizers created. They have an FAQ page, a page where you can sign up for their news distribution list and even the ability to donate to their cause, and more.

As a heads-up, students across the country are planning school walkouts. Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is organizing a nationwide school walkout (#NationalSchoolWalkout) on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. They are encouraging students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a 17 minute walkout at 10 AM across every time zone to “protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods.” Also, Lane Murdock, a student in CT, started a Change.org petition to organize the “National High School Walk-Out for Anti-Gun Violence” on Friday, April 20, 2018 the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. She encourages students to “walk out of school, wear orange and protest online and in your communities.”

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