PARKLAND, FL – Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student body, their parents and friends will “March For Our Lives” on Saturday.
The march will honor the 17 students and staff that died during the February 14 shooting at the high school, according to an event press release.
“We are marching to make it clear that we refuse to be silenced, we refuse to continue to feel unsafe, and we refuse to wait for others to take action to improve school safety,” Marjory Stoneman Douglas junior Rebecca Schneid, a survivor of the February 14th shooting said. “Parkland is the heart of this movement, and therefore the march here will be the most symbolic of them all.”
Beginning at Pine Trails Park, the march will work its way to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where speakers will “explore meaningful ways to make our communities safe through outreach, education and action.”
According to the press release, speakers will include MSD students that survived the shootings, as well as those who met with local and national lawmakers.
March For Our Lives – Parkland is led by and created by MSD students who aim to be heard and aim to be a force for change to create safe schools and safe communities, the press release said.
Check https://www.march4ourlivesparkland.com/ for the most updated information, or the official Facebook event site at https://www.facebook.com/events/817613001755489/.