17 minutes to remember those lost to gun violence
Start: Wednesday, March 14, 2018•10:00 AM
End: Wednesday, March 14, 2018•10:15 AM
On March 14, one month after the tragic massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, we will take 17 minutes at 10AM to honor their memory and stand in solidarity with the survivors of the incident. We will be meeting near the Centennial Walk in the Quad.
Our walk-out protests Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our nation. In addition to recent mass shootings at schools, college campuses, workplaces, churches, a nightclub, a concert, and in neighborhoods, many more die needlessly from gun related accidents, suicides, and domestic abuse. We need action. Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets, in our homes and places of worship.
We seek to ally with responsible gun owners, law enforcement, teachers, students, and all members of the community in asking Congress to enact reasonable, evidence-backed, common sense gun safety regulations such as background checks for all gun purchases and banning high capacity magazines. We want Congress to pay attention and take note: many of us will vote this November and many others will join in 2020.
Join us in saying #ENOUGH!