Published: Sat, March 24, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Parkland Survivors Call Out Reporters for Ignoring Black Kids Protesting Gun Violence

Parkland Survivors Call Out Reporters for Ignoring Black Kids Protesting Gun Violence

"When we're together marching, this is not going to be different races, different generations ― this is going to be a unified people standing together against those who are trying to ignore us".

"It's kind of full circle for me", Gooze said Friday about attending the march.

Thousands of students and other demonstrators are expected to march in Richmond and in cities across Virginia and the USA on Saturday in a nationwide protest calling for stricter gun laws and an end to mass shootings. "We are going to make a difference".

The March for Our Lives was planned in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, when a man with a semi-automatic rifle killed 14 students and three staff members.

Early on, the pro-gun group were involved in organizing the march with students, but parted ways. "This march promotes that young voices are just as important as adults".

"And in my classroom that's very important, we have to look beyond ourselves", O'Hana said. The majority were expected to be teenagers, many students, from around the country.

Additionally, Taylor said March for Our Lives aims to raise awareness for recent gun violence and the young lives lost as a result. Most of these crimes are classified as a "reckless discharge of a firearm", which means shots are irresponsibly fired.

The students of Chicago, as well as others from marginalized communities hurt by gun violence, will speak at March For Our Lives, a massive protest against gun violence to be held on March 24 in Washington, D.C.

"We would like to hear from our own peers", Goshay said. "It wasn't until Parkland, until students and youth used their voices to say 'Enough is Enough, '" that political movement on gun control emerged.

Following the march will be a memorial for the victims of gun violence. "They'll soon be asking our legislators the same questions the students in Parkland have been asking". Middle School, 1000 Mosby St., at 10 a.m. Saturday and march across the Martin Luther King Jr.

All community members and groups are encouraged to attend and join in on the discussion.

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