Maryknoll School Walkout

Start: Wednesday, March 14, 201810:00 AM

This event is limited to current students at Maryknoll High School.

Student follow these instructions:

STEP 1: Walkout at exactly 10 AM and head to Rodgers Hall.

STEP 2: Bring a sign or make a sign at the table.

STEP 3: Be respectful when we read the names of the 17 killed at Stoneman Douglas HS in Florida and for the moment of silence.

STEP 4: Return promptly to class after the 17 minute protest.

STEP 5: Post pictures from the event on social media to raise awareness. Use #Enough and #MaryknollSchool.

About the event: "Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a#NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10 AM across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. 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 and in our homes and places of worship.

Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school. Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day.

We are not safe enough at school. We are not safe enough in our cities and towns. Congress must take meaningful action to keep us safe and pass federal gun reform legislation that address the public health crisis of gun violence. 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!"