Action Alerts · Community Activism · Marches and Protests

Join the National School Walkout Planned for Friday, April 20, 2018, the Anniversary of the Columbine Shooting

Join the National School Walkout planned for the morning of Friday, April 20, 2018–the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado.

 

The Valentine’s Day 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida spurred action never before seen.

 

Students who grew up under the pall of the 1999 Columbine shooting, and grew up with school drills that taught them what to do if an armed assailant attacked their classroom, are totally goddamn sick of it all and are determined to change things for the better.

 

The latest action is a nationwide American school walk-out protest planned for April 20, 2018.

 

Organizers of the National School Walkout are asking participants to wear orange and walk out of their schools at 10 am in their time zones, sit outside, and protest peacefully.

 

If you are a teacher or a school administrator, please plan for the protests and please consider joining your students. At the very least don’t forbid them from protesting and don’t punish them for doing so.

 

If you are not in school or you can’t physically participate for some reason, follow and boost the #nationalwalkout hashtag on social media.

 

 

See and sign the Change.org petition that supports the nationwide event:

https://www.change.org/p/u-s-senate-national-high-school-walk-out-for-anti-gun-violence

 

 

Follow the event’s Twitter feed:

@schoolwalkoutUS