We Say #enough
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On March 14th, students across the nation will walk out of their high schools at 10:00 AM (local time) for 17 minutes, representing the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. These students will collectively protest their government, demanding that Congress take legislative action instead of “merely tweeting their thoughts and prayers.”
Various students at Wellesley High have expressed interest in following this national movement in order to not only show their support for students affected by school gun violence, but also to demand change. We believe that students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being put in danger in their classrooms or on their way home from school. “All of the marches share one mission: to put pressure on Congress to pass gun reform and make schools safer.”
Students at Wellesley High School will make an individual decision to stand up and walk out of their classes at 10:00am. We will then walk together to the Connor Darcey Memorial Field and gather on the turf for 17 minutes. A member of each class will read the names of the victims of the Stoneman High shooting. We will then take a moment of silence to honor the victims. Following the moment of silence, different students will speak in order to call attention to the problems at hand and propose the next course of action. Brief statements will also be given by several students explaining their personal reasons for walking out. Afterwards, students will return to the school in silence. This walkout is meant to be respectful. Students will continue with their school day as normal.
Cite for Quote 1: Women's March Youth EMPOWER
Cite for Quote 2: Jackson, Amanda. “Women's March organizers are planning a national student walkout to protest gun violence.” CNN, Cable News Network, 18 Feb. 2018, www.cnn.com/2018/02/18/us/national-student-walkout-womens-march-trnd/index.html
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