Friday, March 23, 2018

This Saturday We March for Our Lives

On March 14th, 2018 students across the Untied States walked out of class for 17 minutes to honor the lives that were lost on February 14th during the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. The students at Stoneman Douglas High School spoke out about access to guns and called for our leaders to make some common sense gun laws. Some even went to DC to meet with President Trump himself but left feeling that their voices went unheard. But instead of accepting "the way things are" they are trying to make a change by any means necessary, Many students across the US were penalized for walking out making their voices heard on March 14th, but they understood the importance of peaceful non-violent protest, so they exercised their rights as US citizens to make their voices and opinions heard. They are following up the student walkout with a massive march across the Untied States this Saturday, March 24th. The March for Our Lives will take place in over 800 cities across the US, including Detroit and Ann Arbor. This march is not just for students, but for people of all ages who want to see common sense gun reform.

To be part of the Detroit March, meet at 1340 E. Atwater St., Detroit at 11 this Saturday. Everyone in Detroit will be marching to the Renaissance Center where speakers will begin around 12:30 p.m. Speakers include U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, State Representative Stephanie Chang, U.S. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, as well as students from the Black Youth Project/Movement for Black Lives.

To be part of the Ann Arbor March, meet at Pioneer High School at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Everyone in Ann Arbor will be marching through a small area around the meeting point before reconvening for the speeches, which are supposed to begin around 11:30. Speakers include Liana Treviño a Las Vegas mass shooting survivor, and State Representative Yousef Rabhi as well as students from the area.
To learn more about March for Our Lives and to donate to the cause click here.


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