On March 14, 2018, exactly one month after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, thousands of students across the country walked out of classes for 17 minutes in memory of the 17 students who died and to protest for stronger gun control laws. The walkout—#Enough National School Walkout—was organized by Women’s March Youth EMPOWER. Nearly 3,000 walkouts across the country were reported by USA TODAY.
March 24, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. – March for Our Lives
All across America, there will be marches, with the main one occurring in Washington, D.C. Parkland, Florida, students are organizing the event with support from Everytown for Gun Safety, Giffords, Planned Parenthood, Move On, and the American Federation of Teachers, among other national organizations. The participants are calling for more school safety and stricter gun control. To learn more about the event, visit the March for Our Lives website.
April 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. – #NationalSchoolWalkout
On the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, participants will protest school violence in the hopes of putting a stop to school shootings. The protest is meant to foster a national conversation and lead to changes in gun control laws.