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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About the Upcoming Student Protests

March For Our Lives and two student walkouts are planned for the near future.

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A wave of student activism has been rolling across the U.S. since the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Valentine’s Day. And while some school districts have indicated they will punish any students who walkout or participate, many colleges and universities have said that protesting will no have effect on students who apply to their schools.

No matter what the ramifications, three big protests are scheduled in near future as students look to turn a school shooting tragedy into meaningful political and social change. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming March For Our Lives and two student walkouts.

What:

Women’s March #ENOUGH National School Walkout. Protesters are encouraged to leave their classrooms for 17 minutes, one minute for every person killed in the Florida shooting.

When:

Wednesday, March 14 in 10 a.m. in every U.S. timezone in the U.S.

Where:

The protest will take place at local middle, high school and college campuses.

Who:

Sponsored and organized by the Women’s March Movement.

Website and Social Media:

https://www.actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/enough-national-school-walkout

Twitter: Use the hashtag #ENOUGH


What:

March for Our Lives. The organizers say “the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.”

When:

Saturday, March 24, official start time yet to be confirmed.

Where:

Washington, D.C. at Pennsylvania Avenue near the Capitol building.  Those who cannot make the trip to D.C. are being encouraged to organize local marches, which are being listed here so local participants can find an event.

Who:

March for Our Lives and Never Again.

Website and Social Media:

RSVP and sign up here. 

https://www.marchforourlives.com/

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram


What:

National High School Walkout. Started by a student who lives near Sandy Hook Elementary School, the walkout is planned for the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting.

When:

Friday, April 20.

Where:

Walkouts are being planned across the U.S. Details on specific locations can be found on the website below.

Who:

Student activists and Indivisible Project.

Website and Social Media:

http://act.indivisible.org/event/national-school-walkout/

Hashtag #NationalSchoolWalkout and official Twitter

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Lewis Boob is a senior at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, where he is studying for a degree in Theatre and Media Writing. He has written for other websites, including Uloop and The Odyssey Online. Lewis also has his own blog called On My Mind in which he has written about his study abroad semester, as well as music reviews and his own personal life. Feel free to contact him at lewisboob621@gmail.com !

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