Are you interested in the March 14th or the April 20th School Walk Out?
Do you know what you’re walking out for?
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March 14th – #ENOUGH
Starting at 10:00 a.m., students will leave their classes and stand outside for 17 minutes. These 17 minutes represent the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting. After 17 minutes, the students will go back inside and continue the school day. Many people have decided to wear white as tribute to the lives lost.
April 20th – #National School Walkout
Again at 10:00 a.m., students will walk out of their classes and assemble peacefully outside the school. This is in reference to the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, in which 13 people died. Signs and speeches are welcome; all voices need to be heard. This walkout does not have a definitive end, unlike the March 14th one. Some have stated they are going home after the protest and coming back the next day. Others have said they won’t return until there is gun reform.
Don’t be afraid to get involved! If you’re scared of getting in trouble or facing punishment, remember that teachers cannot punish you for walking out peacefully.
If you still don’t feel comfortable just walking out, talk to your second period teacher beforehand. Explain to them what you plan to do, and ask if there are any important assignments you’ll need to catch up on later.
If you don’t feel comfortable with that either, don’t feel pressured to participate. Do what makes you feel comfortable. Not walking out doesn’t mean you’re not for the cause.
If you do want to participate: Stand tall. Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion, everyone has one and everyone’s needs to be heard.
We need safety. We need protection. We need change.