About two hours into the March for Our Lives, I experienced multiple epiphanies. In no order of importance these were as follows: that there is a difference between a march and a rally, and what I was part of was actually a rally. I thought I was attending a march and had prepared to walk for miles, if necessary. I didn’t know that I was going to stand, with as little personal space as revelers in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, without the accompanying stimulants, for more than three and a half hours, listening to the heartfelt expressions of sorrow and hope, the voices of young people, amplified from a far-away stage. READ
Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Washington, D.C., and across America to protest the nation’s gun laws. Among those who spoke before the enormous crowds were survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. READ
Inspired by the survivors of mass shootings around the country, locals showed their support for gun control this weekend by walking in March for Our Lives events Saturday in Washington, D.C., and New York City.
March for Our Lives was organized by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., who survived a mass shooting on Feb. 14. Seventeen students and educators were killed there that day. READ