#ENOUGH, National School Walkout, Mar 14, 9:45 am, High Schools: SW, Burl, MV, ANA, La C, Middle: MB & LaVenture

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March 14 – High School student response to gun violence – 17 minute school walkout at 10AM – events planned for SW and MVHS so far. Student-led effort, others definitely welcome/encouraged to show support. https://www.womensmarch.com/empower.

Arrive 15 minutes early to support the students!

ENOUGH: MOUNT BAKER MIDDLE SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY, MAR 14, 10 AM
By flagpole, 2310 E Section St, Mount Vernon

ENOUGH: LA VENTURE MIDDLE SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY, MAR 14, 10 AM
1200 N Laventure Rd, Mount Vernon

ENOUGH: SEDRO-WOOLLEY HIGH SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY MAR 14, 10:00AM
Sedro-Woolley High School Flag Pole. 1235 3rd Street Sedro-Woolley

ENOUGH: ANACORTES HIGH SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY, MAR 14, 10 AM,
1600 20th St, Anacortes

ENOUGH: MOUNT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY, MAR 14, 10 AM
314 N 9th St, Mount Vernon

ENOUGH: LA CONNER HIGH SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY, MAR 14, 10 AM
307 N 6th St, La Conner

ENOUGH: BURLINGTON-EDISON HIGH SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY, MAR 14, 10 AM
301 N Burlington Blvd, Burlington

 

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

We are living in an age where young people like us do not feel safe in our schools. This issue is personal for all of us, especially for those of us who are survivors of gun violence.

We are walking out for ALL people who have experienced gun violence, including systemic forms of gun violence that disproportionately impact teens in Black and Brown communities.
It is important that when we refer to gun violence, we do not overlook the impact of police brutality and militarized policing, or see police in schools as a solution.
We also recognize the United States has exported gun violence through imperialist foreign policy to destabilize other nations.
We raise our voices for action against all these forms of gun violence.

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

We are living in an age where young people like us do not feel safe in our schools. This issue is personal for all of us, especially for those of us who are survivors of gun violence. We are walking out for ALL people who have experienced gun violence, including systemic forms of gun violence that disproportionately impact teens in Black and Brown communities. It is important that when we refer to gun violence, we do not overlook the impact of police brutality and militarized policing, or see police in schools as a solution. We also recognize the United States has exported gun violence through imperialist foreign policy to destabilize other nations. We raise our voices for action against all these forms of gun violence.

WHY MARCH 14?

March 14 is the one-month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

WHY 17 MINUTES?

The 17 minutes are in honor of the 17 lives taken in the tragedy in Parkland, Florida.

WHAT DO WE DO FOR 17 MINUTES?

It’s up to you! This is YOUR 17-minute walkout! Some students plan to circle their school holding hands while others will congregate in hallways to hold hands, sing songs or stand together in silence. Others plan to speak the names of people killed by gun violence — from the 17 students killed in Parkland to members of their own family or community.

You could also take the time to REGISTER TO VOTE: Text P2P to RTVOTE (788683) to get started! We have the power to hold our elected officials accountable. They represent US! When they don’t do their jobs, WE will vote them OUT.

Whatever you decide, we encourage you to share your action on social media and state why you are participating in this action. #ENOUGH

IS THIS REALLY LED BY STUDENTS?

Yes! The ENOUGH National School Walkout is an initiative organized by Women’s March Youth Empower. We believe, as youth, it is imperative we have spaces where our voices are being heard. We DON’T need adults speaking on our behalf.

WHO ARE THE YOUTH ORGANIZING THIS ACTION?

We are a collective of teenage activists in cities across the country who work to organize our peers to take action on the issues we marched for on January 21, 2017. The youth organizing this action are: Winter, 17, Los Angeles, CA; Alie, 18, New York, NY; Nicky, 18, New York, NY; Alondra, 18, Detroit, MI; Madison, 20, Seattle, WA; Kaleab, 17, Cincinnati, OH; Jackson, 16, Newtown, CT; Victoria, 18, Durham, NC; Thomas, 16, Sandy Hook, CT, Brea, 23, Long Island NY; Cate, 17, New York, NY, Zarina, 17, New York, NY

 

Start Date - End Date

Mar 14, 2018 - Mar 14, 2018

Start Time - End Time

9:45 am - 10:17 am

Event Location

1235 3rd Street Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

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