HOW TO SUPPORT THE STUDENTS RISING UP AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE

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Survivors from last week’s shooting in Parkland, Florida are using their voices and taking matters in their own hands. Through social and traditional media numerous students have spoken about reform on current gun policies.

Over the holiday weekend more news emerged on social media about upcoming school walkouts and marches.

Here is a guide to the upcoming events:

March 14 - National School Walkout

Organized by the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER, students, parents, teachers, and administrators are invited on March 14th at 10 a.m. (in all time zones) to walk out of school for 17 minutes in observance of the 17 lives lost in Parkland and to protest and demand Congress pass legislation to keep our schools and community safe from gun violence.

March 24 - March for Our Lives

March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by student organizers from Parkland and across the country. They are calling all to march in Washington D.C. on March 24th to demand that their lives and safety become a priority, seize an end to school shootings, and ask Congress to address gun violence issues immediately.

April 20 - National High School Walkout

On April 20th, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, all high school students are urged to participate in a a school walk out promptly at 10 a.m. to protest current gun policies, wear orange, and voice their opinions on all social media platforms.